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Moonflower Canyon, UT

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HAZ reminds you to respect the ruins. Please read the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 & Ruins Etiquette
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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance Round Trip 1 mile
Trailhead Elevation 3,962 feet
Elevation Gain 40 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 1.2
Interest Ruins, Historic & Seasonal Waterfall
Backpack No
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17  2018-10-07 AZLOT69
Author AZLOT69
author avatar Guides 175
Routes 247
Photos 7,884
Trips 1,914 map ( 16,193 miles )
Age 70 Male Gender
Location Gold Canyon, AZ
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Preferred   Apr, Oct, May, Mar → 9 AM
Seasons   Early Spring to Late Autumn
Sun  5:19am - 7:30pm
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For a fun afternoon searching for rock art in the Moab area, specifically on the southwest side of the Colorado River as it flows thru Moab, Moonflower would be your first stop.

The roadside rock art is located on the right side of the parking area and while it has been vandalized, there are some nice images. Just to the left of the petroglyphs is a feature referred to as " Mad Jack Crack ". The crack is a natural feature that forms a type of chimney to the top of the mountain. Many logs have been jammed into this "chimney" making it possible for the adventurous to climb straight up to the top.

While you are here, take a hike up Moonflower which is a box canyon. The hike is about one mile round trip. High canyon walls surround you. On the day we were there it was raining which resulted in a two high waterfalls and pool at the box end of the canyon. On the way back we noticed what appeared to be rock walls high on the right side. We climbed up and photographed a rock structure. Ancient, I'm not sure but part off the adventure.

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2018-10-07 AZLOT69
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    By the McDonald's on highway 191 in downtown Moab take Kane Creek Blvd West 3 miles to marked trailhead on your left.
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