Rick’s Springs is a small spring located in Logan Canyon that features a nice grotto and a small cave. On a recent trip to Bear Lake, we stopped for a few minutes to check it out.
The grotto is visible from the road, and there is parking on both sides. A paved trail leads to an interpretive sign reminding you not to drink the water as this spring is contaminated by the river. It is cool and sheltered in the grotto, and the water is only about six inches deep. You can see Rick’s Spring bubbling in the back. There is a really cool video posted online of someone who swam up Rick’s Spring through the underground cave. It was over 2000 feet in, and they used full scuba gear. Eventually it opened up and they climbed out of the water into an underground cavern.
The cave to the left of Rick’s Spring, though, is much simpler. You will need a light to search it completely, but it is not deep. Still, you’ll knock your head good if you don’t take a headlamp. The cave only goes back in maybe 25 feet and Ts. To the left it dead ends almost immediately. To the right is a small room that extends about 15 more feet. It would be pretty dark in there if you’re only relying on the natural light.
Stop at Rick’s Spring at Mile Marker 477 in Logan Canyon and let your kids explore an easy, safe cave.