Canyonlands National Park Pothole Point

Moab, Utah

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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. 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. Most of this hike follows a string of cairns over slickrock. The name Pothole Point comes from the numerous “potholes” that have formed in the slickrock along the trail.

Canyonlands National Park: Pothole Point Professional Review and Guide

"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.

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. Most of this hike follows a string of cairns over slickrock. The name Pothole Point comes from the numerous “potholes” that have formed in the slickrock along the trail."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Moab
Distance: 0.6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Canyonlands National Park 2282 South West Resource Blvd. Moab, UT 84532 Phone: (435) 719-2313 Website: www.nps.gov/cany
Local Maps: Trails Illustrated Needles and USGS The Loop
Driving Directions: Directions to Canyonlands National Park: Pothole Point

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May 2018