Cliff Jumping at Power Dam
Utah › Mill Creek North Fork Canyon
Added by Tyler McFall
Great swimming hole known as the Power Dam and it's only a quick 1.5 mile hike to the water. You can cliff jump and swim to cool off from the hike!
This is a rad little swimming hole spot in Moab. A lot of locals will call it The Power Dam. Its just a short easy 1.5 mile hike up the canyon to a natural swimming pool where you can swim, cliff jump, 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 to jump off into the water from. They range from 10-40 feet. The water is not very deep but as long as you jump right in the middle of the hole you should be fine. Just open your body, or tuck your legs once you hit the water.
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. Did I mention cliff jumping? That should be reason enough to go!
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. Its best to jump with shoes on as well.
- Shoes that can get wet
- Plenty of water
Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.
Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More
Spring, Summer, Autumn
Are we missing something?Suggest an edit
ReviewsLeave a Review
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!
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!
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.
More Adventures Nearby
Backcountry Ski Butler Fork
Utah / Butler Fork Trailhead
The trail head for Butler Fork is 8 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon on the left side of the road. Throw your gear on and head up the trail.
Hike and Fly-Fish Jone's Hole Creek
Utah / Jone's Hole National Fish Hatchery
Starting from the Jone's Hole National Fish Hatchery the trail follows spring fed Jone's Hole Creek 4 miles to its confluence with the Green River.