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4.5 mile 7.2 kilometer out and back


Ascent: 1,813' 553 m
Descent: -1,812' -552 m
High: 5,445' 1,660 m
Low: 4,678' 1,426 m


Avg Grade: 15% (9°)
Max Grade: 136% (54°)


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Trail shared by Nicholas Shannon

A spectacular trail through the Fisher Towers.

Nicholas Shannon

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No mountain bikes nor motorized vehicles are allowed on this trail.


This incredible trail offers close up views of the Fisher Towers and the Onion Creek area while maintaining distant views that include the Colorado River, Castle Valley and the Fisher Mesa.

This trail has a western aspect and can be exceptionally hot on summer afternoons, so be prepared!


From the parking lot (please sign in at register box), the trail goes down a short set of steps and then runs to the left out onto a small slickrock-covered ridge. Follow the ridge away from the main cliffs until just after it narrows and then go left down into the ravine through a small cut on the left side of the ridge. From the bottom of the ravine, the trail heads steeply up and then winds directly beneath the Fisher Towers. After swinging around the largest tower, The Titan, the trail ascends and ends on a ridge with a panoramic view.

The Fisher Towers are composed of Moenkopi and Cutler sandstones, and have eroded into many fantastical shapes. Climbers scale these mudstone towers (be cautious of hiking directly below a climber!).

History & Background

Fishers Towers Trail is part of the National Trails System, which is a network of scenic, historic, and recreation trails created by the National Trails System Act of 1968.


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Jaw-dropping views from the first hundred meters. The only thing I want to add is that of you have your dog with you, there is a six feet ladder to get down a canyon after about 1 1/2 miles where you'll have to carry Fido or turn around if you have a mastiff like us... Wish we knew that before starting the hike. Apr 5, 2017
Beautiful views of the Towers and the valley. I had my Standard Poodle with me. At the ladder, we just went back about 20 feet, hiked up the rocks, across the dry creek and down. Piece of cake. May 6, 2018

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