On Mother's Day afternoon we decided to try hiking to Lisa Falls in Little Cottonwood Canyon.
(We picked this one because it was fairly close, but there are lots of fun waterfall hikes in Utah, including Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon - check out this lady's blog where she describes a bunch of fun waterfall hikes in Utah.)
This is a short (SUPER SHORT) (like four minutes) hike to a waterfall where you can play in the waterfall runoff. The short hike includes a lot of scrambling over big boulders that my kids thought was pretty fun, but again, the hike is SHORT.
(Did I mention it was short? Because it's pretty short.) (After we hiked in and back we ended up crossing the road and hiking down the Little Cottonwood Trail and along the river for a while because the waterfall hike wasn't quite enough to satisfy our exploring urge.)
The water was slow enough that the kids could stand right beneath it and get wet. The water was freezing - er, as snow melt tends to be. We probably should've saved this hike for later in the summer.
To get there, go straight up Little Cottonwood Canyon, between mile marker 6 and 7. There's a little parking area off on the north side of the road, and a trail right next to that.