Moonflower Cayon (09/28/2004) Looking down Moonflower Canyon toward the Colorado River.
Box Canyon (09/28/2004) I don't see a way out of this canyon (well, without ropes and some protection.)
Moonflower Pond (09/28/2004) This little pond sits at the top of the canyon. It is probably spectacular during a rain. I wouldn't drink the water as quite a few dogs and people visit the area.
Camp Site 2 (09/28/2004) A nice little collection of Cottonwood trees defind camp site two.
Datura (09/28/2004) The canyon is named for the Datura flower that grows in the area. The flower is about the size of my fist.
Moonflower (09/28/2004) The Datura (aka moon flower or jimsonweed) is a large white flower in the Solanaceae family.
Datura (09/28/2004) The sacred Moonflower (Datura). It is a member of the nightshade family and is quite poisonous. This picture is from Moonflower Campground along the Colorado River. The flower is also known as jimsonweed.
Moonflower (09/28/2004) The Moonflower Petroglyph panel on Kane Creek Road.
The Moonflower Campground is a small (8 unit) BLM campground on the Kane Creek Road about 3 miles south of Moab, Utah. The campground is a short distance from the Colorado River. Unfortunately there is neither a beach nor decent access to the river as our forefathers had the foresight to import an invasive weed called Tamarisk.
This campground has 8 sites. Campers park in a parking lot and carry their tent and belongings into the site. There are several other campsites along the river, or you can find an affordable hotel in Moab.
There are several other campgrounds along the Kane Canyon road. Most let you drive in. It is often difficult to find a spot to camp on the weekends.