Mill Creek Swimming Hole, Moab Utah

Mill Creek
North Fork

Swimming Hole and Petroglyphs

          A couple of the best swimming holes in Southern Utah combined with a nice collection of petroglyphs and pictographs make this one of Moab's premier warm weather hikes. Its amazing to see this lush paradise in the middle of miles of red rock.

Circle of Friends:
          Mill Creek is part of the "Circle of Friends" program. Members of the "Circle of Friends" have access to more specific information, explicit route information, GPS waypoints, trailhead location and detailed maps. If you would like more information on joining the "Circle of Friends" visit the sign up page.

"Circle of Friends"

Mill Creek Canyon Moab Petroglyphs The High Dive or Young and Dumb?

General Information:
          The North Fork of Mill Creek Canyon is a fun hike up a beautiful canyon with a warm clear flowing stream. The route can be enjoyed by any healthy adult or child. No special gear is required. Mill Creek is rated 1C II using the Canyon Rating System.

          A GPS is extremely useful in locating the petroglyphs and pictographs. Good map reading skills are helpful. Navigation for this route is moderate.

Mill Creek Canyon Lower Swimming Hole. Mill Creek Canyon - Upper Swimming Hole

Trailhead Information:
          The trailhead is located next to a paved highway and is accessible to all vehicles in all conditions. The trailhead is located within minutes of downtown Moab.

Mill Creek Canyon - Upper Swimming Hole Mill Creek Canyon Petroglyphs

          Here is an exciting video from Mill Creek that consists mainly of young men who have yet to discover that they are not indestructible. Yes, I know some of you think it's irresponsible of me to post this type of video, and that makes me feel bad. Well, not really, but if I were a good person I would feel bad.

          If you get hurt jumping or diving its your own fault, it is a dangerous activity. If you feel the need to contact me further over the posting of this video please visit my Nigerian lawyer. I paid him a very large retainer for just such an eventuality.


          Mill Creek Canyon contains poison ivy. The poison ivy is easy to avoid if you know what it looks like. Poison ivy has three leaves and is frequently found near water. Poison ivy leaves are green in the summer and red in the fall. Educate yourself before attempting this route.

Many Hands Pictograph - Mill Creek Canyon, Moab

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