Hike to Power Dam

3 miles  - Out-and-Back Trail

Added by Tyler McFall

Great 3-mile roundtrip hike to a swimming hole known as the Power Dam. You can take a swim to cool off from the hike!

This is a great little swimming hole spot in Moab. A lot of locals will call it The Power Dam. It's just a short easy 1.5 mile hike up the canyon to a natural swimming pool where you can swim and hangout. This is a perfect little spot to check out in Moab while visiting the great national parks. There are a few different spots where people jump off into the water from. They range from 10-40 feet. If you choose to jump, please be very careful as the water is not very deep.

Moab is an extremely popular place having 2 national parks in one destination. This spot is nice because you can get the red rock experience with some friends without the big crowds at the national parks.

On the hike you will have to cross the water a couple of times. There are also slippery rocks in the pool so bring shoes you can get wet.

The parking area holds about 33 cars, so if that is full, please respect the neighborhood and residents and come back another time. Please don't park on private property.

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Chillin
Hiking
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
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Waterfall
Cliff Jumping
Swimming Hole

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over 2 years ago

Power dam

Definitely do not cliff jump. I jumped off the lowest point 5'2" and I shattered my heel and had 2 surgeries. Never again.

almost 4 years ago

Don't jump

The water is about 2-3 feet deep in most places. I bruised my heels jumping in. Don't do it

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over 4 years ago

Great way to cool down...

Love this spot, often called "Left Hand" by locals, because it has such great vibes and fun cliffs! Be warned: the water can be quite shallow and unsafe to jump. Swim into the pool from the bottom first and check the depths so you don't end up finding the shallow spots the hard way. If you explore the "boaters left" side of the creek you can find a cool cave!

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