What could be more intriguing than fairies? Even though little girls might be a little more interested in fairies than boys, even a rough and tumble boy can’t resist the magic of a Fairy Forest!
I can’t remember how I first heard about the Fairy Forest in Kamas, Utah but after some internet searching, my two daughters and I bundled up my grandsons and off we went!
Just a word of warning that it is a little tricky finding the place on the highway where you need to pull off and enter the forest but here are the directions: Drive on up to Kamas and then take the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway (Hwy 150). There will be an entrance fee – I think we paid $6. Continue on Hwy 150 until you see mile marker 17 on the right hand side and that is where you pull over. There’s not a lot of parking, it’s just on the side of the highway and there will be nothing else indicating that the Fairy Forest is close!
Follow the trail to the right and that takes you through a campground to a creek. At some times of the year there is a little water in like when we went. Other times it will be dry. Cross the river by climbing over the rocks (boys LOVE this part!). After crossing the creek bed, head down to the right and the Fairy Forest is about 30 yards away. If you go farther than that and you can’t see it, you’ve gone too far.
At the Fairy Forest, you will see tons of painted “fairy” rocks, “fairy houses”, “fairy toys”, and “fairy” treasures etc. It was WAY larger than what we had imagined.
Did you know that fairies even live in teepees?!
And sometimes in burrows? “Grammy, are they in there RIGHT NOW?”
We brought some painting supplies with us and we painted our own rocks to leave for the fairies in the Fairy Forest. Do you think that the fairies will like black? That’s a boy for ya!
To make it a better experience for the next time we go, we will probably paint our rocks, or houses or whatever it is that we will bring for the fairies at home first. Painting outside was a little tricky. Let’s just say that there were two pairs of shorts that had paint all over them.
My oldest grandson still remembers this trip and really wants to return there because he wants his black rock back.
So sorry fairies.
We’d love to hear from you if you make this trip and what you thought!