Monday, March 21, 2011

The Wind Cave in Logan Canyon

Just so you know, the hike to the Wind Caves in Logan Canyon is not that hard. Sure you are climbing but it is quite a nice hike. At the trail head it says the hike is difficult. It would be if you were on crutches, anything is hard on crutches, but you could still do the hike. I highly recommend this hike.

On Saint Patty's I was in Logan, Utah and I was able to take a short hike up to the Wind Cave in Logan Canyon. If you head east on US-89 out of Logan City you are a short drive from the Wind Cave Trail Head. When you get to the trail head make sure you have good shoes on. In my personal opinion the trail is easy but I must be wrong because the sign says that the hike is difficult. When the trail is only 1.9 miles long and much of that is shaded I would not consider it to be hard. I would not even call it steep compared to other trails I have been on.

This photo is a view from the trail of Logan Canyon. From the trail you can see one geological feature that is called the China Wall. Yes there is snow on the ground but most of it was from the previous night. Most of the snow covered ground was free of snow on the way down.

When you first arrive at the cave you will not know it because you will be on top of it. As you walk around the destination you finally realize that the cave is beneath you. If that happens you might have to walk around one of the holes of the cave to be able to get down in the cave. Because of the melting snow and the colder night I encountered ice covered rocks as I tried to go down in with my camera equipment. I was a little nervous on my way down I must admit, but the view is worth it. I also have some god personal memories of this place as well.

The Ice was beautiful... but hard to walk on.

Where the cave opens to the south the sunshine comes in and makes for a stark contrast of all the ice I encountered on the north entrance of the cave.

The Cave has arches within the cave and in one place you should see a fire that someone had made to keep warm (or cook their lunch).

As I was leaving The snow was melting and the ground was mostly exposed and I saw this small tree and I thought it was very beautiful. I can feel spring in the air!


  1. The trail is "difficult" because of how steep it is, it's a rather tall climb in a short span. Last time I did it, I saw trail runners taking it like it was nothing. I saw a dad pushing a disabled child in a trekking stroller type of thing. I also saw one older lady taking it very slowly. She started before me and was still heading up as I was coming down. It was all quite varied. For those who are super fit and used to climbing, this trail is probably a breeze. For those that are just walkers and don't climb much, it will be harder. It is definitely on the moderate to difficult rating as far as trails go...but for individuals with certain training or skills, it's a breeze.