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Posted by Jordan Gerblick on 12/5/2017 to Special Events
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The first stop on our recent trip to Utah found us in Hog Canyon, a challenging trail where we gave our suspension systems a good workout. After a good night's sleep, we were primed to cool off at Toquerville Falls, a scenic duo of horseshoe-shaped falls standing over a natural grotto. The destination is accessible by a roughly five-mile path through a mixture of terrains and steep, rocky inclines. We snapped some amazing shots of the trail and falls, so be sure to read on for the full experience.

We woke up early to a mostly-clear, starlit sky and headed south from the hotel toward La Verkin and our destination at Toquerville Falls. After branching off the main road onto the trailhead, we turned on our off-road lights and got to see how each setup performed in the dark. With the trail's forgiving terrain working to our benefit and our off-road lights clearing the way, it was a leisurely pre-dawn crawl.

The trail didn't advance much in difficulty, characterized mostly by rocky, compact dirt and subtle inclines. All three trucks in our fleet handled the trail toward Toquerville Falls without issue. As long as you've got 4WD and more ground clearance than a Subaru, the trail shouldn't pose a threat.

Every turn revealed another spectacular view we couldn't help but stop and capture. Eventually, the sound of cascading water grew louder and we arrived at the falls just in time to catch the sun rising. The site of the falls at dawn put the cherry on top of another successful romp.

We rolled around the perimeter capturing every angle we could. At that hour, the freezing temperature of the water would've made for a punishing swim, so we settled for splashing around in the trucks, snapped a few more pictures and then turned back toward the main trail.

On the way back, we stopped at a couple of spots that were perfect for putting our suspension systems and tires to the test. The Falken WildPeak tires performed remarkably well, easily rolling out of the deep, muddy terrain. From there we took the main road back, overlooking sweeping views of La Verkin.

Before you scroll through the pictures, be sure to check out our YouTube video documenting the trip to get a more complete view of the terrain and falls.

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