Sept. 7, 2015
Some time ago Kim learned of a children’s wonderland in the Uinta Mountains. The “Fairy Forest” or “Fairy Land” is 17 miles from Kamas along the Mirror Lake Highway. We arrived shortly after 10:00 AM on Labor Day and were surprised to be the first ones in the parking area. An hour later, the parking area was full and there were cars parked along both sides of the highway.
This is a great place to take your young children or grandchildren. The trail to the fairly land is fairly short and easy, with the exception of one rocky crossing of a dry (usually) stream bed.
There is a short, steep climb as you approach the welcome sign. From here there are small paths all over through the trees and piles of rocks. There are tiny fairy villages all over the place – many more than we expected.
You can just explore the area, as we did, or you can bring your own paints and decorations and create your own custom village. There are millions of rocks you can paint to build your display. We were surprised at the variety as well as the quality of some of the displays. Here are a few examples.
Provo River Falls
After we finished exploring the fairy land, we drove a little further up the highway to visit the Provo River Falls. There was not much water in the stream, but the falls were still very beautiful and worth a visit. We took the opportunity to take some family photographs with the lovely backdrop.