Wandering WY: Garden Creek Falls

Updated: Nov 9, 2020

Back in October, before my near 4 month hiatus from the internet, I went on one last adventure an afternoon stroll only 10 minutes outside of town. Garden Creek or Rotary Falls, Wyoming is a popular hiking area that is really just the beginning of several trails that more experienced hikers will enjoy.


This first little bit of the hike up to the waterfall is an easily accessible hike for adventurers of all abilities. Note that this makes the area quite popular and parking can be difficult to find.


From the trailhead to the falls is about a 10-minute walk slightly uphill. It is a very wide trail so if you need to stop to take in the scenery or rest for a moment you can without bothering other hikers. Even though it is just a heartbeat away from the city, you really do get the feeling that you've escaped to the peaceful bliss of the Wyoming wilderness on this short hike.


If you're a little more experienced you can hike up behind the falls in a couple of hours to get a whole new perspective. Even crossing the creek, you can take a steep rocky stairway to lookout platforms that give you an amazing view of the city below.




Where do you get away from the busy city? What is your favorite short hike? Do you like short hikes or long complicated hikes better? Do you have a favorite waterfall?


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