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The official name of this hike is Deuel Creek South Fork, but we are dubbing it the 11 bridge hike. 

Yes, 11 bridges! 3 waterfalls, watering hole, and a giant rope swing!

Deuel Creek definitely has it all in our opinion. said you needed a truck to get to the trail head but we did just find in out minivan.

The trails is a slight continual incline up the canyon, it runs along the river the entire way. There are a couple parts where your littles may need some assistance but our youngest was (5) and she did great! 

It took us 5 hours to hike in and back! But we had 9 kids ages 5-14 and spent at least an hour at the swing and lots of time playing in the watering hole and at the waterfall.

This was a fairly busy hike for a Thursday afternoon but we lucked out and had the swing all to ourselves for one glorious hour.

We have already made plans to come back.

Here's a hiking guide with photos.

The trail starts out in full sun and a steep ledge, then its about 95% shade the rest of the way.

Beautiful wild flowers in May.

This is the first mini waterfall about .4 miles in.

Bridge #1

Bridge #2

This rock ledge was super fun to climb, but littles might need some assistance at this point.

Second waterfall

Bridge #3

Bridge #4

Bridge #5

Here is the watering hole by the rope swing.

This swing was definitely the highlight of our the hike! It was so high! Be careful swinging back, we hit the rock a few times.

Don't worry, we didn't send Wells off the ledge, just pushed him around a bit. He LOVED IT!

I was shaking so bad! I'm afraid of heights, but as scary as it is, I always jump! The first time is always the hardest.

Meanwhile baby Wells (2.5 yrs) played in and ate dirt.

Bridge #6

Bridge #7

Bridge #8

Bridge #9

Bridge #10, at this point, the kids started running to find the waterfall, we knew we were close.

All the kids made it to the waterfall before us. You can see them sitting on the rock ledge.

Beautiful waterfall at the end of the trail.

Bridge #11

Berdee found a "Salt Project" rock shaped like Utah!


This was our last stop after the waterfall, we trekked back down to the swing and the kids played in the watering hole for a bit. After that, it was straight down the mountain without any stops and it took us 45 minutes.

Helpful Tips

This is a Popular week. We recommend hiking mid week. 

Trail is 90% shade midday.

Rating: Moderate

Distance: 0.8 miles RT to 1st waterfall, 5.0 miles RT to second waterfall

Elevation Gain: 1312 feet

Fees: none

Bathroom: none

Dog Friendly: Yes




Directions to Deuel Creek South Fork Trailhead:

From the 1-15, take exit 319 and head east toward the mountains.
Turn right on 400 E.
Turn left onto 100 S.
Turn left onto Firebreak Rd. There is no sign, but it is a dirt road and there is a junction to go left or right. Head right and it’s a steep climb up a dirt hill.
Follow around to the left and you will see a wide parking area and a trailhead sign.
Put Deuel Creek South Trail Head into Google Maps and it will take you right there.


40.734771, -111.895752

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