Stewart Falls is a beautiful waterfall at Sundance Mountain Resort, easily accessible by a trail that meanders through forests of Aspen trees. The falls are created from runoff that trickles down from the glacier on the back of Mount Timpanogos. A one and a half mile hike in the scenic Wasatch Mountains near Sundance Mountain Resort leads to the icy cold waters that await you. The daredevils in your family will enjoy walking under the falls to enjoy the sensation of mind-numbing chills. If you get thirsty, feel free to fill up your water bottle with the crystal clear ice water from the falls. Not only does the hike provide a beautiful view of the falls, it also provides stunning views of the surrounding nature. The main trail starts at Aspen Grove, and it's a fairly easy two-mile hike to the falls. The hike from Aspen Grove begins above the amphitheater at Theater-in-the-Pines picnic area. It's next to the BYU Aspen Grove Camp on the Provo Canyon North Fork Road. You can also start in the parking lot where the trail that leads to Mt. Timpanogos starts. The trail starts at the far end of the parking lot, heading East. Shortly thereafter the trail switches back as you head up the ridge (this is the most difficult part of the trail because of the incline. The trail continues and is well marked and easy to find. The parking area also has bathrooms, so make use of them before you start your hike. The scenery along the route is beautiful. There are a lot of trees and viewpoints along the trail. When you get close to the falls there is a steep section where you descend to the base of the falls. It is worth doing, although you will want to help any young children.
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