The trail parallels the creek, but higher up on the hill. It's a pretty decent trail, other than the trash at a few party spots along it. We really enjoyed the numerous small waterfalls that cascaded down the hill from the snowmelt.
About 1/2 mile up the trail, a grouse flushed from the brush nearby and flew into a tree. We watched it for a while, then continued on.
As we were hiking, we saw a mine up on the side of the canyon. It's not the Sunset Mines, but instead a different mine altogether. A guidebook I've read of the area refers to it as the Farmington Canyon Mine. We decided to go and take a look. We walked back to our car, and drove further up the road to the second switchback before we parked and went looking for the mine.
The mine was pretty cool. A ways back it divides into two tunnels. We explored both of them and found that it's not as deep as some other tunnels in the area, but is still pretty fun.
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Kid Friendly: Somewhat
Additional Info: "Farmington City Trails" a book by the Farmington Parks & Trails Committee has more information about hikes & other things to see in the Farmington area.