Moonflower Canyon Recreation Area

Moonflower Canyon is located near Moab, approximately 3.5 miles from the junction of Highway 191 and Kane Creek Road. Situated along the Colorado River, this shady canyon is popular for its short hike, which ends at a small pool. The mouth of the canyon contains petroglyphs; please protect the past and do not touch or deface the rock panels. There is no water available; however, Moab is nearby. Toilets are available. Please keep the area beautiful. Pack out all the trash you bring in and any you find along the way.


There is one group site reserveable through The minimum group size is 20, and the maximum is 25. There is parking available for up to 10 vehicles; a very short walk is required from the parking area to the group site.


Please keep the area beautiful: pack out all trash you bring in, and any you find along the way! Protect the past. Please do not touch or deface rock panels.


Water: No


Toilets: Yes


Hook-ups: No



Moonflower Recreation Area
Moonflower Recreation Area
BLM staff photo
View of canyon looking down and out.

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Moab Field Office
82 East Dogwood

Geographic Coordinates

38.5538, -109.58692


From the center of Moab (at Center and Main) head south to Kane Creek Road (between the Burger King and McDonald's) turn right (west) on Kane Creek Road and drive 3.5 miles. You will see the Moonflower Canyon Recreation Area on the left just past the King's Bottom Campground.