Moonflower Canyon Trail is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Moab, UT that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Nice quick hike. Did it in the evening with my 5 year old son. There is a pool at the end. The setting sun was beautiful on the red sandstone walls. Bring bug spray. The mosquitos are bad.
I forgot to mention that there are some nice petroglyphs on the rock face to the right of the trail head. You'll also find a secret climbing ladder if you look in the opening in the rock. That ladder leads to the small overhang 30 feet or so above the petroglyphs.
A short easy trail that starts at the dirt parking area. There are eight walk in campsites along the trail which runs along a small stream in the canyon. The trail ends at a small pool at the base of a waterfall. Within the canyon it tends to be a bit cooler so it's a great short lunch hike to stay out of the heat in the summer.
Best of all, it's a great hike for smaller children because they can't kill themselves here. They can just have fun, explore, and be kids.