Pothole Point Trail

Canyonlands National Park - Needles District, Utah

Elevation Gain45ft
Trailhead Elevation5,063ft
Elevation Min/Max5063/5084ft
Elevation Start/End5063/5063ft

Pothole Point Trail

Pothole Point Trail is a hiking trail in San Juan County, Utah. It is within Canyonlands National Park - Needles District. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 5,063 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 45 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. Along the trail there is a viewpoint. The trail ends near the Pothole Point attraction. This trail connects with the following: Potholepointtrail.

Pothole Point Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"A short hike to learn about life in desert potholes. If you need a little exercise or want to take small children for an easy, safe hike where they might learn something about desert ecology, Pothole Point is an excellent choice. At the trailhead, for a token fee, you can buy a small brochure explaining the fascinating ecology of potholes."

"This trail is a disappointment to many because the trail guide that the Park Service distributes at the trailhead implies that the potholes are often full of water. In fact rain is so infrequent in the high desert environment, and the rainwater evaporates so quickly that the potholes rarely contain water.

However, if you are lucky enough to be in the park right after a rain when the potholes are full of the precious liquid this short hike can be a memorable one. Trail: Well marked, easy to follow."

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Trail Information

Canyonlands National Park - Needles District
Nearby City
Canyonlands National Park - Needles District
Skill Level
Canyonlands National Park
Local Contacts
USGS The Loop
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Oct 2018