Pa's Pocket

Total Miles


1335.16 ft



Technical Rating



Best Time

Winter, Fall, Summer, Spring

Trail Overview

Pa's Pocket Cabin is a cabin ruin in Grand Canyon - Parashant National Monument, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Colorado Plateau, AZ. This is a great side trail that most people miss in their rush to get to the Grand Canyon/Colorado River or to return home. This is definitely worth the time to explore as an old cabin with artifacts. Please be respectful of the ruins in the area. There is also a large information board with a description of a unique rock formation that you will find in the area and hence the name of the location. We had lived in the area for a couple of years and I had tried to find out about these rocks as I had seen them at the petroglyphs near St. George. The route is relatively easy with views you come to enjoy in this area. Don't miss the dammed slot canyon and notice the rigging in the overhead rocks for moving water during the early days before 'funny pipe' existed. This shows the criticality of water in this area. Most people ride in from the north entrance and return back to the main road. There is not a lot to see on the southern portion of this track that is unique or worth the time to traverse.


The road is a rocky desert road. There is a short section of slick rock on a slope but it is not really an issue for any all wheel drive vehicle. A little common sense is all that is needed to traverse the route to the cabin.

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Access Description

The trailhead is approximately 3-4 miles south of the Bar 10 airport and is clearly marked by a large sign if you are traveling north to south toward the Grand Canyon.