Cascade Springs is a must-see for those traveling the Alpine Loop. It features luscious springs cascading through limestone terraces and sparkling pools. There are two pathways that stem from the parking area. One path is relatively steep while the other offers an easier slope and incline. The paved and wooded paths allow visitors to explore beautiful waterfalls and ponds.
There are three 15 min loops that surround the springs major flow areas. So if you are interested in seeing the entire area allow approximately 45 min to complete. The larger ponds are shallow and clear which make it easy to see the native cutthroat trout swimming in the reeds. The site has barrier-free access and interpretive information.
To get to Cascade Springs take the Alpine Scenic Loop up American Fork canyon. From the summit of the Alpine Scenic Loop, you will come to a turn off that will have a sign that says, Cascade Springs. Keep in mind the Alpine Scenic Loop road is very narrow. It is not recommended to take vehicles longer than 30 feet.