Devils Pocket Loop

Monticello, Utah 84535

Devils Pocket Loop

Devils Pocket Loop Professional Review and Guide

"Devils Pocket is the whimsical name given to an odd, flat-bottomed canyon that extends southward from the Devils Kitchen Campground. This canyon is one of many unusual depressions that occur east of the Colorado River in the Needles area. Geologists call them grabens, and they are formed in areas where the surface of the land has dropped downward between two parallel faults.

In Canyonlands this geologic activity is the result of a huge deposit of salt that lies several thousand feet below the surface. The fluid-like salt is continually being pushed and squeezed by movements in the earth's crust, causing the overlying rock to collapse into sinkholes and grabens or be pushed up into domes and horsts. Trail: Well marked, easy to follow."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
450 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
3.25 hours
Year-round, best spring and fall
5,240 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,650 feet
Top Elevation
Canyonlands National Park
Local Contacts
USGS The Loop, Druid Arch
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018