Hike to Power Dam

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Distance

3 miles

Route Type

Out-and-Back

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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almost 5 years ago

Awesome

Short hike to some sick places to swim! I could spend alll day there! Plus, you can hike farther behind the swimming hole for a little bit and follow a river back.

almost 5 years ago

Great Afternoon Activity

The hike is easy and scenic, and a great spontaneous outing. Surprisingly crowded, but if you keep hiking past the main pool another three quarter mile or so you can have another pool all to yourself. Beware neither are very deep!

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almost 5 years ago

Great Suggestion!

Needed a dip and chill after a long day of hiking and exploring. This was the perfect place to lizard out before the sunset. Tip: no tree cover along the parking route; perfect time to warm the solar shower Parking further is a challenge except in the late afternoon. People wind up parking all the way down to the end of the street. Go later and see freed up spaces of those who depart earlier.

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