Guidebook Getaway is an occasional feature of The REI Blog where we dip into REI’s guidebook collection and pull out a complete trip description (a freebie) for your adventurous consideration. It’s available in PDF form so can print it out and take it with you on the trail.
If you live in the area or are planning a visit, enjoy.
Today’s pick: A family-friendly hike, just 1.6 miles round-trip, to a 50-foot waterfall in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest just outside Salt Lake City.
- Minneapolis/St. Paul
- New York City
- Richmond, Va.
- St. Louis
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- Washington, D.C.
Witt, a Salt Lake City resident, tells our friends at Menasha Ridge Press that Battle Creek Falls (shown in the photo to the right) is fed by a natural spring, not snowmelt, so it runs perennially. As a result, any time of year is good for a visit.
Witt adds that in summer the falls is popular among climbers who use it as a rappelling spot. Descending in the cool spray of the falls is a treat on a hot day.