Wind Cave Hike

Stop at this popular trail located about 5.3 miles up the Logan Canyon National Scenic Byway. At the trailhead, take a second to read the interpretive kiosks to learn about the trail, Wind Cave, bats found around the cave, and rare native plants. Regarding the latter, look for Maguire's primrose or Maguire's rockcress, species of plants not found anywhere else in the world.

Beginning the trail to Wind Cave, you’ll hike along the the north side of Logan Canyon into the forest to a limestone crag with a delicate triple arch and natural cave. It’s a moderate three-mile round-trip hike, which gains 2,300 feet and peaks out at about 7,000 feet above sea level.

Contrary to the name, the caves were actually formed by erosion as water seeped into the limestone. Also known as the Witch's Castle, this interesting formation provides a clear view of China Wall and Crimson Trail and of the fall foliage in Logan Canyon — one of the most stunning places in Utah during this season.

The hike takes about 2 hours, including some time to enjoy the caves.