I am a mother to two awesome kids, and have been married to my favorite hubby (okay, my only hubby, but still my favorite!) since October 1999. Our favorite thing to do is get out of the house and find adventures! I am the founder and creator of Enjoy Utah!, a site dedicated to helping families get out of the house and see all that Utah has to offer! I contribute as a blog writer for the Salt Lake Visitors Bureau, and also write CityGuides for SheKnows.com.. I am excited to be a part of Today's Mama! I co-own a DJ Business with my hubby, and also do the online marketing and manage the blog and social media for Gines Auto Service.

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Utah’s Hidden Secret: Enchanted Fairy Forest

There are no signs leading to the Fairy Forest, which makes it even more magical and enchanting! Pathways of rocks line the way to magical discoveries of fairy homes.

Did you know there is a hidden Fairy Forest just East of Kamas, along the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway?! We didn’t either, until we heard about it a few days ago from Utah Valley Family Adventures. Because I was so mesmerized by it, we decided to set out today to see if we could find it. Their directions were spot on, and we were able to find it with no problems. We are super glad we tried, because it’s now one of or favorite finds of the Summer, if not of all time!

To get there:

  1. Head to Kamas, and get on the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway.
  2. Look for mile marker 17. There is a pullout right there to park at.
  3. Look towards the forest, and there will be a path on your right. Walk down that path.
  4. You will come to the campground. Cut through the campground, and continue on the path.
  5. When you come to the dry creek bed, cross it. Because of all the rain lately, there was a little bit of water in it, but it’s usually dry. Be careful, because many of the rocks are lose; make sure you have a steady rock before putting your weight on it!
  6. After crossing the creek bed, walk up the hill. When you step over a log, take about 5-10 more steps, then head down to your right. You will see the “entrance” to the Fairy Forest there.

There are many things to see in the Fairy Forest, so make sure that you plan plenty of time to look around!

Here are a few tips that we learned from our first visit there:

  • Paint rocks beforehand, or bring paint and paintbrushes to create your own part of the Fairy Forest. (Make sure the paint is not washable! You will want, permanent acrylic paints that will last through rain and snow!)
  • Bring a camera, and take plenty of pictures! My kids like having their picture taken in front of their favorite rock collection.
  • Because it’s in the forest, you will want to bring bug spray and sunscreen!
  • While driving there, make sure you watch out for deer and other wildlife along the road.

(All photos in this post belong to Michelle Powell, and cannot be used or duplicated without written consent.)

Cross the dry creek bed, and start up the hill on the other side.

You will come to this log after reaching the top of the hill after the dry creek bed. Take about 5-10 more steps, then turn right and head down into the trees.

Look for this tipped over branch. This is the “entrance” to the Fairy Forest.

Bring your own painted rocks or “fairy scene” and place in the Forest, or come prepared with paint and paintbrushes to create while you are there!

Our contribution to the Fairy Forest: a little fairy garden party, complete with clothesline, house, magical tree and fence, all surrounded by enchanted, glittery rocks.

My son loved a recent addition to the Fairy Forest: a collection of Despicable Me Minions.

 

My daughter loved the Fairytropolis, a fairy city complete with a museum, airport, train, hotels and everything else needed to create a fairy city!

Smurfs

Have you always wanted to visit The Smurfs in their magical land? You can find them in the Fairy Forest!

 

Many rock arrangements in the Fair Forest are tributes and memorials to loved ones.

 

One of our favorite spots in the Fairy Forest

 

We can’t wait to go back and visit the Fairy Forest again!

 

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  4. clare mcdermott 09/11/2014 at 10:11 am

    loved your pictures…cant wait to take grand daughter-9 yrs…she loves fairies …we hope to go before the weather turns rainy or cold