Explore the most popular waterfall trails near Moab with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

We did this drive on 7/6/18 and I enjoyed it. We didn't make it out to the Devils Garden end, but will do that another time. I was blown away by how crowded this place was. Crazy amount of people. Could not even find a parking place at the Windows area. And was disappointed to see the amount of people climbing all over the rocks at Double Arch. I think the park service needs to re-evaluate where they let people go. It was not cool in my eyes. You could not get a picture of the arches without people in your pic. I will return here some year at an off season time, and hope to see less crowds. There should be a limit on vehicles allowed in too, there clearly is not enough parking for all the cars they let in. Not even close. The line went on forever when we were leaving. Great pics to be taken, but I think some things should be done to manage the crowds.

Trail is at the same trail head as Sylvester...at the end of an old ranch road that dead ends. Beautiful and worth every minute!

hiking
9 days ago

It was awesome!! We got to cliff jump into the water!!

hiking
13 days ago

Nice little trail. Way too heavily trafficked for my liking, but enjoyed wading through the shallow waters from the falls. Beautiful canyon. If you’re heading here for some cliff jumping, be cautious. There is a certain spot to jump and it’s chest deep at best. Though it has a sand bottom, apparently a couple people have broken ankles from the jumps.

scenic driving
17 days ago

nice drive.

06/11 no poison ivy, just beautiful! Went at about 7am and it was a little chilly. Super easy, great starter for the day.

20 days ago

Great drive

This is one of the coolest hikes I’ve done! It’s an easy walk back into the canyon along the stream. At the end of the hike there is a cool swimming hole with cliff jumping! Highly recommend this one on a hot day.

Did this one June 16, 2018. One of my favorite hikes ever. Completely unmarked. Same parking lot as Sylvester but just walk in the opposite direction of Sylvester trailhead and you'll see a foot path. Again, completely unmarked...I was afraid we missed the turn to the parking lot but we just made sure to follow our footprints back to the parking lot. We saw a golden eagle which was amazing but tons of toads the size of a fist and water snakes (eek!!). Expect to get your feet wet. There were plenty of spots where we just had to walk through the creek. Follow the creek all the way to waterfall. We booked 11 miles round trip....so be prepared for that.

hiking
26 days ago

Great short little hike. Did it with a group of young men ages 14-17. Everyone did great. The waterfall is beautiful and the water is cool. There’s a couple spots to jump off into the water, but it’s only about 7-8 ft deep in a small section you need to hit. There was another group of scouts there and one boy jumped off the higher cliff and hurt his leg pretty badly. The hike is nice. Crossing the creek a few times or just hiking in the creek. It’s pretty shallow. Overall a good time.

My wife, three kids (13, 10 and 6) and I really enjoyed the mile hike down to the waterfall. My 10 year old daughter appreciates any hike with water (and this one did not disappoint). I even jumped off cliff above waterfall for the fun of it. Red/orange rocks complimented the bright blue sky for a beautiful hike.

amazing time in the park! beautiful!

30 days ago

Third trip through enjoyed as always

This driving tour is a great way to see all the areas of the park. Since the park is not that large, this is doable in a pretty short amount of time. I gave 4 instead of 5 stars because to really see the arches you have to do some hiking or walking, so just know that you cannot see the best stuff only on the drive.

Beautiful! Go before 8:00 AM as suggested in the Moab guest guide book or be prepared for lines to get in and too much traffic. We arrived at 7:30 or so and there was no waiting at the entrance, every parking lot at every view site had spaces open, photos were easy to get as there were fewer people to contend with. This drive is an easy way to take in a lot of ground and many amazing sites. As we left the park after our relaxed drive through we passed a line at the gate that went half way to the highway.

hiking
1 month ago

Great for hot summer days. Dogs who love water will love this place

hiking
1 month ago

It was an easy hike. You do have to cross through creeks to get to the waterfall, so you will get wet! We went during memorial weekend so it was heavily trafficked. I want to try this hike again when it's not so busy.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy walk (about a mile) to the first pool of water. There you can 'cliff jump', swim, and see beautiful waterfalls. If you wanna go further you can backtrack and loop around to go to the upper pools. This is a nice hike due to the low commitment of it. You can hike just to the first pool or go up the second and third, you decide! The water is ice cold so make sure to work up a good sweat on the trail. The only downside is the parking lot at the trailhead is small and the police come around often to ticket cars parked on the dirt road up so expect to park in the neighborhood below and walk an extra mile to the trailhead.

Went here May 11 and it was very full of poison ivy! It’s everywhere and you can’t avoid it! Be careful this spring and summer.

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous at every turn. Prepare to have wet feet and cross the river no less than 50 times but well worth it. Even wet, socks help so bring a pair in case. One of my favorite hikes ever.

hiking
2 months ago

Some of the reviews made us nervous to go on this hike. We chose to do the hike anyway because we wanted somewhere we could enjoy the water.

This hike was amazing. We went the first weekend of May and the traffic wasn’t bad at all. The man made waterfall is right at the beginning of the trail and kind of lame, but the natural waterfall a mile in was BEAUTIFUL. The natural waterfall was surrounded by giant red sandstone and a nice swimming area. Definitely an easy, quick hike.

Beautiful driving tour. There are a lot of places to stop and check out. As soon as you go into the park, you will see some amazing places. As you continue on the views just get better and better I am. We went in the early spring of 2018 and it was absolutely beautiful. If you want to do the fiery furnace then you need to get a permit a day or two prior to doing it.

I loved this hike!! I wasn't sure what I was in for And the best advice I could give is, just know that you're going to get your feet wet, AND it feels soooo good during the hike! It is kind of tricky to find, the dirt road does not have a sign, so I recommend setting your odometer from whichever direction you are coming from on HWY 128. when you get to the parking area, the trailhead will be on your left (unmarked). The Professor creek trail is on the right and has a sign. You will know pretty quick if you're on the right trail because Mary Jane trail follows the river all the way.

Very easy. The markings in the stone are outside the canyon so you simply can drive up and look. Ended up doing a bit of exploring and had fun.

hiking
3 months ago

Super kid and dog friendly! My kids loved this hike the most out of the 5 we did in the Moab area. They loved the scenary, hiking terrain, and the end “special” spot :-)

Quick and easy!! Beautiful sights

hiking
3 months ago

Short creek crossing. Probably more fun in the summer but it was pleasant. Waterfall is pretty.

hiking
4 months ago

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