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Three Falls, Goulds Wash, Hurricane

The Three Falls in Gould’s Wash is accessible from the main downtown area of Hurricane, Utah.

Gould’s Wash runs from the plateau above Hurricane down through Hurricane, crossing under State Street around 1400W, crosses under 600N just east of the Sky Mountain golf course and then empties into the Virgin River behind the golf course.

The wash drops in elevation about 800 feet from the Diamond Ranch Academy to Hurricane in a distance of about 4 1/2 miles. The upper falls is 170 feet high and drops into a large pool at the base. The next falls drops about 100 feet down through a narrow chute and thence over the lower falls which is 20 feet high.

Access to the upper falls is by a steep trail up the north side of the wash about 100 feet before you get to the first falls.

Trail Rating

Overall rating = easy to the lower falls

Distance: 1.5 miles return to the lower falls and 3 miles return to the upper falls. – easy
Elevation gain: ~300 feet – easy
Terrain: flat fairly wide with some boulder climbing – easy
Exposure: none to the lower falls but difficult climb to the upper falls – easy/difficult

To see the trail rating system used here see Trail Rating System

Getting There

From State Street in Hurricane take 700 W south to 400 S. Turn left on 400 S and then right on 180 W. Turn left on 1000 S and travel to the end of the cul-de-sac and park there. Follow the dirt track up and left to reach Gould’s Wash.

The Trail

Follow Gould’s Wash east into the gorge and the base of the lower falls. In the fall when we were there little water was present.

To reach the area between the lower two falls and the upper falls take the steep trail up the north side of the canyon. The footing is treacherous and not suitable for the faint hearted. From here it is about .75 miles to the upper falls.

Three Falls - Bing image of Lower Falls

Three Falls – Bing image of Lower Falls

Three Falls Upper Falls Image From Bing

Three Falls Upper Falls Image From Bing

Here are some of the pictures we took on the trail.
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