""Rock Art" Road Tour: Moonflower Canyon" Top 5 Page for this destination Petroglyphs Tip by goodfish
Petroglyphs, Moab: 6 reviews and 25 photos
Sadly, this is one of the more vandalized sites on the route but I'm giving it special mention because it's near the mouth of a pretty box canyon that's worth a side wander. The petroglyphs are easy to get to: just a stroll from the parking area, and behind a protective fence. The canyon is also a peaceful, primitive (no water) camping area with 8 walk-in sites scattered along the creek near the mouth to a large pothole pool. Cool, shady and quiet, it's a nice alternative to busy N.P. grounds, and fills early:
After a look at the petroglyphs, just jump on the trail and follow it along - being careful not to disturb any campers - a short distance to the pothole and back. If you're lucky and there has been a recent rain, you might catch a waterfall cascading into the pool. Along the way you'll see vines of the lovely-but-poisonous white moonflowers (Datura/Jimsonweed) that give the canyon its name.
Special mention: if you should happen to be a flutist, I'm told that this canyon has some pretty awesome acoustics so bring along your instrument!
Address: Moab, Utah
Directions: Kane Creek Blvd about 3 miles from Moab - see link
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