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Toquerville Falls in Utah is a fun and rewarding drive for anyone with a four wheel drive vehicle. If you’re near St. George, Utah or planning a trip to Zion National Park, consider spending a day to explore the falls.
Toquerville Falls, Utah
We have been to Toquerville Falls twice, both times in a four wheel drive vehicle. Watch the video below to see our most recently trip in the Mode 4×4 camper van or continue reading for directions, trail information and camping near the falls.
Directions to Toquerville Falls
From State Road 17, turn east onto Spring Street. This is a small residential street.
Once the pavement turns to dirt, go about 3.4 miles until you reach a fork in the road and head right.
About 5.1 miles in, you’ll get a view of the falls from the right side of the road as you head down the hillside.
Shortly thereafter you’ll reach another fork, stay right and take this road to the Toquerville Falls.
The road to Toquerville Falls is a poorly maintained dirt and rock road. The posted sign reads “Extremely Rough Road 4WD Recommended.”
As you’ll see in the video at the beginning of the post, there are several sections of the trail that require high clearance and four-wheel-drive comes in very handy.
Check the weather before you go. Rain will effect the road condition and flash flooding can occur in the area.
The first time we drove on this off-road trail, we were in a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. We had both the dogs with us and two bicycles on the back.
At that time, the road was sandy and muddy from rain a day before. Good tires were needed to get through some of the deeper mud. As you can tell from the stripes on the Jeep, I had a good time driving through the puddles.
Although the trail is a bit rough, at the end you are rewarded with beautiful falls. According to the locals, some people use the pools at the bottom as a swimming hole during the summer.
On our most recent trip, the road seemed to have deteriorated to where four-wheel-drive was a requirement. We saw several four-wheel-drive vehicles struggling to get past certain obstacles and high clearance was necessary to keep from scraping the bottom of the vehicle.
When the water level is low enough to drive across the falls, the trail continues to an overlook where you can see views of Zion National Park.
This is also a fun trail for anyone with a side-by-side. We saw quite a few of them zipping by us as we were driving on the trail.
Latest reviews and information about the trail at AllTrails.com.
Camping at Toquerville Falls
There is dispersed camping near the falls if you want to spend the night. Keep in mind there are no facilities and make sure the spot you choose is in fact on public land.
Kait and I both enjoy spending time at Toquerville Falls and look forward to going back and camping for a few nights.
What are some of your favorite off-road trails?
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on September 28, 2015 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.
7 thoughts on “Toquerville Falls – An Off-Road Camper Van Adventure in Utah”
Hi joe and Kait, I was curious to know what type/size of tire was install on your vehicule in your video 4×4 Ford a transit camper van at Toquerville Falls?
Hi Sebastian – the tires were BFG KO2s but I don’t know the size.
Hey you two…..what happened to your dog??? I miss seeing him!
Hey Tammy! We lost Leo last year. If you’re up for it, here’s a video about him https://youtu.be/YjenGIDTD7Q
Sounds like a wonderful adventure! Did you ask around to find this place? Thanks for sharing.
Hi Jessica. We found out about it from a local we met. If you get a chance to go in the summer, bring a bathing suit.
One forgets how beautiful this country is! So many wonderful places to see – there is never enough time for it all no matter how long one lives.