Cascade Springs Utah

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Cascade Springs

Cascade Springs is a must-see summertime destination along Utah's Alpine Loop Scenic Byway, featuring cascading waters, deep pools, and interpretive trails, located just 27 miles south of Park City. Read More

  • Cascade Springs, UT is located 27 miles south of Park City.
  • Visit Cascade Springs during the summer and drive the 20-mile Alpine Loop Scenic Byway. 
  • Stop at Sundance or Timpanogos Cave National Monument. 
  • Recreate in nearby Wasatch Mountain State Park. 
  • Use fees; $6 for 3 days; $12 for 7 days. 

Overview

Cascade Springs is an oasis of rushing water, deep pools, and verdant vegetation located just west of Wasatch Mountain State Park within Uinta National Forest. More than 7 million gallons of water flow from the spring each day before tumbling its way into Deer Creek. The site features interpretive trails, restroom facilities, and parking area.

Cascade Springs is also located along the Alpine Loop Scenic Byway. During summer, drive this 20-mile loop for breathtaking views of rugged peaks and canyons. After visiting the springs, you can also head to nearby Timpanogos Cave National Monument or play in Wasatch Mountain State Park.

Location/Directions

Cascade Springs is located 27 miles south of Park City, UT.

Cascade Spring can be reached via Wasatch Mountain State Park or via I-15 and the Alpine Loop Road.

To reach Cascade Springs from Park City take UT-248 E for 3 miles before turning right (south) onto US-40 E. Turn right onto River Road and continue towards the town of Midway. From Midway travel west on 970 S for ½ mile until you reach Stringtown Road. Turn left (south) and continue another ½ mile before turning right (west) onto Cascade Springs Drive. Continue 8 miles for Cascade Springs.

From I-15, take exit 284 for Highland/Alpine. Head east on UT-92 for 8 miles before reaching the Forest Service entrance station. Begin travel through American Fork Canyon on the Alpine Loop Scenic Byway (UT-92) for 17 miles before reaching Cascade Scenic Drive. Turn left (north) and continue 6.5 miles.

Hours/Seasons

The best time to visit Cascade Springs is from late-spring through mid-autumn. Snow accumulation closes the Alpine Loop Road from late October through late May. Winter access via Wasatch Mountain State Park is also weather dependent.

Cost

A $6/3-day recreation pass fee is charged to drive the Alpine Loop. The fee includes use of facilities in this area, including Cascade Springs. $12/7 day passes and $45/annual passes are also available.

Contact Information

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
8236 Federal Building
125 S. State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84138
(801) 236-3400

Highlights

Nature Walking
Cascade Springs features three different walking loops within an interconnected trail system. Trail-side vegetation includes aspen, birch, maple, and oak trees as well as cattails, watercress, and other low-growing plants. Deer, otters, beavers, elk and birds are commonly spotted here.

Alpine Loop Scenic Byway
During summer, catch tremendous views of Mount Timpanogos on this short drive. Timpanogos Cave National Monument is located along the route as well as the infamous Sundance.

Wasatch Mountain State Park
Wasatch Mountain SP lies just east of Cascade Springs and provides excellent year-round recreation including camping, golfing, hiking, and cross-country skiing and snowmobiling during winter.

Fun Fact

Watch for abundant brown trout darting through the spring pools...but keep your tackle in the car as there is no fishing allowed at Cascade Springs!

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