Three Ponds -- Snow Canyon State Park

Maria Werner


The trail takes its name from the three large puddles caught in a slot canyon at the end of the trail. The Three Ponds trail is flat and easy, but you should be prepared to get sand in your shoes. From the trailhead, Three Ponds follows the Hidden Pinyon Trail for 2/10 of a mile. A few hundred feet later, the trail becomes slickrock for the next half-mile before reaching a sandy wash. At the 1-mile mark, turn left into another wash. Follow the wash to the three ponds. To view the ponds from the higher rocks, follow a short trail to the left. Fees $5 per vehicle to enter the park

Getting there: The trailhead is in a parking area along the park's main road. It's accessible from the park's north and south entrances.


-- Nate Carlisle

Region: Southwest Utah

Destination: Three Ponds

Distance: 3.3 miles round trip

Time: 2 hours

Elevation Gain: 105 feet

Dog Allowed: No

Restrooms: Yes (in campground nearby)

Biking: N/A

Difficulty: 1


First published 2010-04-11