Dance Hall Rock is a 0.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Big Water, Utah and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
45 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

no shade

historic site

Dance Hall Rock Rocks trail is a short out & back trail leading to the Dance Hall Rock which is where the 1879-80 Mormon pioneer San Juan Expedition spent a couple of months while the remainder of the road was built to the Colorado River (including chiseling out Hole-in-Rock). Dance was an important part of Mormon society, and the good acoustics of the natural stone amphitheater appealed to the pioneers.

hiking
1 month ago

After enjoying Dance Hall Rock take a short hike around the the south east side of and look for a smaller version of Dance Hall Rock. Go to the right and head north up the grey rock slope (abut 500' directly behind Dance Hall 37°21'25.6"N 111°05'56.5"W) to find several "deep" potholes with large tree growing out of them (see photos). Be careful as some of these are 20+ feet deep with sheer sides.

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Fascinating for the historic significance.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago