Pothole Point Trail

EASY 13 reviews
#30 of 57 trails in

Pothole Point Trail is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Blanding, 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
42 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

Directions from Needles Visitor Center: Drive 5 miles westward on the main park road, past Squaw Flat Road, to Pothole Point Trailhead.

21 days ago

1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

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.

4 months ago

4 months ago

walking
10 months ago

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.

Saturday, August 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!

Saturday, 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.

Thursday, 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.

hiking
Tuesday, May 05, 2015

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

nature trips
Sunday, June 22, 2014