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Bell Canyon features two waterfalls within a 4 1/2-hour round trip. The upper waterfall, seen here, is found by reaching a large boulder and taking the left fork in the trail. Photo by Nate Carlisle.
Trail in Utah’s Bells Canyon gets a makeover

Most hikers near Sandy know Bells Canyon for its waterfalls. But you have to hike a trail to reach the falls.

In August, U.S. Forest Service workers and volunteers from the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation cleared fallen trees, brush and other debris obstructing the trail, according to a letter from the Forest Service. The trail crew also removed more than 100 cairns placed along the path, apparently incorrectly, and placed 19 rock cairns marking the correct path.

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The trail crew also made a "wilderness bridge" out of two debarked trees. That should make the trail a lot dryer for hikers wanting to reach the waterfalls.

See the letter for full details about the improvements in Bells Canyon.

— Nate Carlisle

Twitter: @UtahHikes



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