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Faux Falls near Moab

Hikers approach Faux Falls outside Moab near Ken's Lake. (Jason Bergreen | The Salt Lake Tribune)

 

The trail to Faux Falls starts in several places near Ken's Lake Campground. Some starting points force you to cross a stream and get wet up to your knees. The official beginning is between campsites 18 and 19, where there is a bridge over the stream. The first part of the red dirt path is lined by rocks on each side. It goes east and mostly follows the stream that feeds Ken's Lake. The trail is well marked with little elevation except for a few rolling hills and a section or two of slickrock to walk up. After half a mile, the trail is no longer marked by rocks. It crosses a dry wash and heads up to the falls. The falls can be seen along the whole path. It was gushing over Memorial Day weekend. Most of the hike lacks shade, so bring a hat and water.

Getting there: From Moab, travel seven miles south of the city on U.S. 191 until you reach the turnoff on the east side of the road marked for Kenís Lake. Follow the sign three more miles to the campground and park.

 

-- Jason Bergreen | The Salt Lake Tribune

Region: Moab

Destination: Waterfall

Distance: 2 miles

Time: One hour

Elevation Gain: 154 feet

Dog Allowed: Yes

Restrooms: Yes

Biking: N/A

Difficulty: 1
 

 

First published 2011-06-12