Devils Pocket Loop is a 10.1 mile loop trail located near Monticello, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running and is accessible year-round.

Length10.1 miElevation gain1,679 ftRoute typeLoop
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Canyonlands National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are $30 per vehicle or $25 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot or bike the fee is $15 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $55.

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Ken Jerzyk
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Took the (closed) 4WD track to Devil’s Kitchen. Camped overnight and trekked back via the hiking path. Beautiful. The track easy to follow- concrete fillings poured in some spots gave you a clue. On the path, cairns well marked where to go. Also, dead logs and tree limbs indicated where NOT to go. The campsite at Devils Kitchen was one of the highlights of our trip. A grotto sheltered from the wind- the only sound was your own breathing. Except at one point we heard a breathing, panting, sound at the edge of our tent. Showed tracks to a park worker who identified as a bobcat. The grotto is enclosed and sandy. Perfect to pitch a tent. The sky- a trillion stars. Haven’t seen so many in decades. There are modern outhouses available. Wide open rock in the sun and a picnic table and other rocks to put packs in the grotto. What a fantastic place!

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Courtney Klauck
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Highly recommend this trail. We camped at devil’s kitchen and it was a pretty long trek in but dropped our stuff off at the site then hiked down to Chester. Ended up hiking the 4-wheel drive trail out to our car and it was still incredibly beautiful!

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Courtney Klauck
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Highly recommend this trail. We camped at devil’s kitchen and it was a pretty long trek in but dropped our stuff off at the site then hiked down to Chester. Ended up hiking the 4-wheel drive trail out to our car and it was still incredibly beautiful!

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Kate Kilbourne
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Incredible

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Marty Frye
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Jeff Perreault
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cyan taylor
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we reserved the devils pocket campsite for our backpacking trip & are so glad we did! the trail was beautiful start to finish! saw other groups of hikers up until chesler park but after leaving there, we didn’t see anyone! this loop is amazing if you want to feel secluded. took us about 6 hours to get to devils pocket as we found this hike quite challenging! would probably be a fairly easy trail without the 40lbs of water on our backs! would love to come back & do it again

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Eric Rosenthal
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Did an out and back from Elephant Hill trailhead to Devil's Kitchen. Did not do my homework, and so did not realize that I could have done a loop either back through Chessler Park or on the jeep road. Awesome area. There isn't anywhere you can go here where you aren't going to be stunned by the landscape. Depending on the time of year, it can get really hot. You need a lot of water.

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Jared Walsh
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I started at Elephant hill and stayed overnight at Devils Pocket. This was my favorite campsite ever. So secluded and peaceful. If you’re looking to feel remote and alone, this is the spot. You have a beautiful scene all to yourself. I sat on a rock right in front of camp and watched the sunset. This was the quietest and most peaceful place. I highly recommend staying here and if you can, leave and head towards Chester park and the joint trail. I stayed at CP4 the next night and it was also amazing.

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Eli Stevens
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We backpacked in and reserved the "Devil's Pocket" campground in "Devil's Kitchen". I can honestly say that this was one of my favorite backpacking trips I have ever made. The trail is listed as "Moderate", but if you're backpacking it can be kinda strenuous. If we didn't have backpacks I'm sure it would have been a lot more chill. There is so much variety on this loop, it never gets boring. Every variety that Canyonlands has available comes through in the Devil's Pocket Loop.

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Shawn Korte
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Christopher Shih
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Scott Longfellow
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eric rau
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James DeHaan
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Carrie Confair
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