A lush mountain spring, criss-crossed by a 1/4-mile boardwalk inviting visitors to slow down and listen to nature, Cascade Springs is an oasis on the mountain.
It can be reached from a spur road off of the
Alpine Scenic Loop road, or from Wasatch Mountain State Park in Midway on the other side of the mountain.
From Utah County:
Take the Alpine Scenic Loop to where it comes to a "T". A left turn will take you to Cascade Springs. Turning right, you will continue on the Alpine Loop to Provo Canyon.
From Midway, Wasatch County:
Travel west on Main Street in Midway. At Center Street (AKA State Route 113) Turn left (south), and drive about 1 mile to 970 South Street. Turn right (west) on 970 South for about 1/2 mile, then turn left (south) to Stringtown Road. After about another 1/2 mile, you come to Cascade Springs Drive. Turn right (west) and continue for about 8 miles to the Cascade Springs lower parking lot.
Besides the variety of aquatic plants you can see here, several animal species make this area their home. Look for several bird species (such as hummingbirds, hawks, wild turkeys, and numerous songbirds), deer, beavers, otters, moose and elk and of course, fish.
Visitor amenities include paved pathways, boardwalks, and bridges, various educational interpretive signs and benches for resting along the way. There are three interconnecting loops, that you can visit. Allow about 45 minutes to travel along all three loops.
About 7 millions gallons of water, originating from rain and snowmelt from the Wasatch Mountains flows through
this area every day.
Parts of the area are handicap accessible.