Devils Pocket Loop Canyonlands National Park

Monticello, Utah 84535

Devils Pocket Loop Canyonlands National Park

Devils Pocket Loop: Canyonlands National Park Professional Review and Guide

"This is a great day hike for hikers with a four-wheel-drive vehicle to reach the trailhead. If you’re camped at Devils Kitchen, this is an excellent choice for a day hike. The loop can be taken from either direction, but the clockwise route is described here.

The trail starts just to the left of the sign at the south end of the campground and heads along a canyon wash for a few hundred yards. It then starts a gradual climb up toward the Pinnacle, a majestic sandstone formation and the highlight of this section of the Canyonlands. The trail alternates between slickrock and a well-defined dirt path for the entire 2.3 miles to the junction with the Chesler Park Trail."

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"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

Monticello
Nearby City
5.3
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Year-round
Season
Nat Geo Trails Illustrated Map: Needles
Local Contacts
Nat Geo TOPO! Map (USGS): The Loop and Druid Arch
Local Maps

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Oct 2018