Moonflower Canyon Trail

EASY 19 reviews

Moonflower Canyon Trail is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Moab, Utah that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
193 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

waterfall

muddy

over grown

hiking
1 month ago

camping
2 months ago

Some friends and I were actually there in Sept 2015. We camped at one of the sites along the trail. Very beautiful and quiet. Nice short trail, clean sites. Had to watch for poison ivy though, it was rather abundant in some places. All in all, I would love to go back. Would definitely recommend if you're in the area

2 months ago

Holy mosquitoes. We only made it out of the car for 5 mins and we were covered with bug bites. We never made it.

Too many mosquitos and be careful of poison ivy

3 months ago

Very buggy at the end and didn't want to swim in the stagnant waters but a lovely hike thru the canyon worth it if you have an extra 20 minutes in Moab!

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

Wanted to warn future hikers that the end of the trail near the pond is teaming with poison ivy.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

Wonderful weather yesterday, saw a squirrel!

hiking
5 months ago

Really mellow and great for little ones.

hiking
6 months ago

Pretty and short, but you have to walk through several camp sites. Also there is poison ivy on the trail so be careful. No waterfall ehen we were there, but the kids did like climbing on the rocks and throwing rocks into the pool.

hiking
6 months ago

Wow, VERY popular hike. It's pretty, but not a hike if you like solitude.

hiking
7 months ago

An easy trail if you have a few minutes to burn. The petroglyphs were not as spectacular as I had hoped.

trail running
Saturday, October 15, 2016

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

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.

Friday, May 27, 2016

hiking
Friday, February 05, 2016

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.

hiking
Friday, February 05, 2016

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.