Moonflower Canyon Trail

EASY 12 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 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.

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

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

waterfall

muddy

over grown

13 days ago

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

13 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Wonderful weather yesterday, saw a squirrel!

hiking
1 month ago

Really mellow and great for little ones.

hiking
2 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
2 months ago

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

hiking
3 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
8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

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.

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.