The Toquerville Falls is located off the beaten path just outside of Toquerville in Southern Utah. It is about a 30-minute drive from Saint George to Toquerville and from there another 30 minutes to get to the falls. The easy part is getting to Toquerville. Starting in Toquerville you have to take an extremely rough road to the falls. There is even a sign before you leave the paved area mentioning this conditions and that a four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended. I would go so far to recommend a SUV-style vehicle. You want to have some ground clearance as you have to climb over some obstacles along the way.
The first 2 miles are the hardest. Once you successfully conquered that part, it’s pretty much an easy drive to the falls itself. The start of the trail is an extremely rough road. There will be smaller boulders and rocks on the trail, which you have to pass. That’s why I highly recommend a vehicle with some clearance. A Subaru Outback might not be the right choice. You can make it, but you should be extremely careful.
I went on this trip with a Jeep Wrangler (see my review) and had no issues to make it to the falls. This Jeep is the perfect companion for a drive like this. Once I reached the Torquerville Falls, I saw another car parked there. It was a Suburban but with 4-wheel drive.
From Toquerville you have to take Spring Dr. almost all the way to the falls. Keep your eyes open, the falls will appear on your right once you head down the last hill. You can see the fall in the distance. Once you made it down the hill you have to make a right to get to the falls itself. There is no sign but it’s the only trail which intersects with the Spring Drive trail. You can also download the GPX file below and follow my route to get to the falls. You need an app on your phone or a GPS unit which can handle GPX-files. For Android, I can highly recommend Locus Map. There is no cell phone reception once you leave Toquerville and you might not even meet other people out there. Be prepared and check your spare tire. Drive careful and cautious. If you are unsure how to take a section of the road, step out and check. Also be careful around corners. You might encounter other off-roaders and be prepared to stop to avoid collisions.
Max elevation: 1303 m
Min elevation: 1011 m
Total climbing: 406 m
Total descent: -308 m
Average speed: 17.70 km/h
Total Time: 00:37:05
Below some pictures taken along the way to Toquerville Falls. Don’t get a false impression. The road on the pictures doesn’t look to bad but you will encounter difficult spots and hard to pass sections for a compact car or even a SUV without 4-wheel drive.