Hiking to First Falls, Aspen Grove Trail
From SLC head south on I-15 for roughly 30 miles (depending on where you start from). Take exit 272 in Orem, heading East. Drive for 3.7 miles on this road, then veer left for Provo Canyon. Then drive another 6.7 miles, through the tunnel, then turn left at the brown sign for Sundance. Drive past Sundance for 5 miles, until you reach the fee booth for the Alpine Loop Road. Just after the fee booth, turn left into the large parking lot. From October to Memorial Day, the fee station is closed, but there is a self serve fee station in the parking lot. If you are there only to hike, there is only one fee option – the 3 day pass which costs $6. There are restrooms in the parking lot. Follow the signs for the Aspen Grove/Timpanogos trail.
Distance: 2 miles RT
Elevation gain: 400 ft
Time: 1 hour
Dog friendly? Yes, off leash
Kid friendly? Yes
First Falls and Stewart Falls use the same parking lot.
The beginning of the trail is wide and rocky.
At the first trail split, turn left.
About 1/3 of the way up the trail you can already see First Falls. IF you hike all the way up to Timp, you will actually see probably 10 waterfalls.
As you gain more elevation, you’ll see a large cleared area on your left. This is from all the avalanches clearing this section over the years. You will also see that some trees grow straight out first, then up, since the avalanches groom them this way.
Trail map looking Northwest.
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