Facts To Remember
Distance: 2 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 350 feet
Starting Elevation: 2,240 feet
When To Hike: Year Round
Pets Allowed: Yes on leashes
Starting Location: South of Moab off of Powerhouse Lane
Time of Year: June, 2020
Finding the Parking Area
The parking area for this hike is easy to find and only a few miles from downtown Moab.
From downtown Moab, go south on US Highway 191 to South Mill Creek Drive which is on the left. Go approximately 1 mile then take a right onto Powerhouse Lane and follow it another .6 miles to the parking lot.
Be aware the parking lot may be full and it’s illegal to park outside a marked parking spot.
The trail starts by passing the old Powerhouse Dam. We noticed many people just parked and didn’t do the hike. They just enjoyed the water at the dam.
You will also pass a painted building likely used by the dam.
The Trail Water Crossings
The beginning of the trail is the most difficult if you don’t want to get wet. Lots of bushes as your follow the path and eventually you either walk in water or try clinging to the rocks on the right to stay dry.
The Trail Opens Up
The trail really opens up shortly after the water.
Scenery Along the Path
The cliff walls really become higher and more dramatic.
Another Water Crossing
More water but this time you will get wet.
Petroglyph Near the Water
Just past the water crossing we saw these rocks covered with petroglyphs.
We Hear the Waterfall
We are close because we can hear the waterfall.
Sacred Rock Formations 😉
As always a sacred rock cairns.
We arrived at the waterfall and had it completely to ourselves for maybe 45 minutes. We climbed up the rocks between the waterfall to get above then jumped in. Surprised we never got a few photos but sometimes having fun takes precedence.
We were camping at ACT Campground when we learned of this hike and surprisingly the campground was on South Mill Creek Drive. 😉
Be respectful in the area, this is a local neighborhood and parking must be in marked parking spots.
Within minutes of leaving the campground, we were in the parking lot. Nice hot day but lots of shade and soaking in water was soon coming our way.
Great little unknown hike.