Pothole Point Trail is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Monticello, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 0.6 miles Elevation Gain: 39 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

closed

no dogs

This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

This trail was a joy. Following the cairns was like a fun treasure hunt. From the "Grandma Goes Hiking" file: No problems navigating this trail, even with knee replacements.

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4 months ago

Nice, easy trail. Has some great views of Canyonlands.

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7 months ago

Will definitely be back for this one in the spring!

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8 months ago

Cute short hike to admire the potholes. We went after a rain and it was like a ton of small puddles. Completed in May 2019.

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8 months ago

Great for kids. Go after it rains for the best experience

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10 months ago

Fun short hike, amazing views.

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Wed May 29 2019

A short, pleasant walk. Definitely worth stopping if you're driving by, but not special enough to go out of your way for.

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Sun Jun 24 2018

Not much of a hike, quick loop around pockmarked section of slickrock. A couple of nice rock formations. good for kids.

Wed Jun 20 2018

Pot holes were dry (as expected) and the views were about the same as what you can see driving around. I didn't think it was worth a stop

Thu Jun 07 2018

Sun May 28 2017

Supposedly the attraction is for the water filled potholes. I think it was better for the views of the needles in one direction and the cliffs of Island in the Sky in the other (plus some cool looking monument type formation in a third direction). And yes, the potholes were filled with water when we went. Just saying even if there's no water, do this anyway for the nice views. It's easy hiking over slickrock.

walking
Wed Nov 09 2016

When we went, it had just stopped raining, so all of the potholes were filled with water. It was really beautiful and was a great pitstop on our way back to camp. Don't let the distance (0.6 miles) fool you since this isn't really a hike. It's just a wander, really. The sunset was absolutely gorgeous. There are some boulders that you can climb and get some really good pictures of the sun setting behind the Needles. While this wasn't a super big destination, it was a really great way to end the day.

Sat Aug 13 2016

Would not do unless it's just rained in the last few days, we did in the summer time, no water in the pot holes, kinda boring, especially if your here for pictures. It is Easy if you do it!

Sat May 14 2016

Easy, short trail as advertised. NPS has actually converted this into a loop. You will climb up the potholes to great views of Needles along with the surrounding bluffs, mesas, buttes, and spires. I encourage you to explore once at the height of the boulder. You can get great shots of the Needles. Telephoto and wide angle lenses recommended if you're taking your DSLR. Good trail. Exactly what it's supposed to be.

Thu May 28 2015

If you did the slick rock trail then you already saw plenty of dry potholes and most of the views. It was a little disappointing. If you have to skip one short trail in the needles let this be it.

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Tue May 05 2015

Fun, short hike in the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park.

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