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Fisher Towers Hiking Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

4.5 mile 7.2 kilometer out and back
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

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

Grade

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.

Overview

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!

Description

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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Check-Ins

Feb 8, 2020
Andrew Borchman
muddy and icy 3.5mi — 2h 30m
Jan 23, 2020
Greg Collette
Oct 19, 2019
Daane H
Oct 1, 2019
Matt Culpepper
To Titan 3mi — 2h 00m
Sep 27, 2019
Sarah Bennett
Jun 27, 2019
Jordan White
2h 20m
Apr 29, 2019
Andy T
Apr 8, 2019
Evan McCaleb
Last half mile rescue help sprained ankle 4.5mi — 4h 30m

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 34 votes

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in Moab

#215

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#23

in Utah

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Photos

Sunset time near Fisher Towers.
Nov 30, 2016 near Moab, UT
Strolling through the desert brush to Fisher Towers.  On the Fisher Towers Hiking Trail
Mar 19, 2015 near Moab, UT
Fischer Towers
Dec 27, 2017 near Moab, UT
Fischer Towers Closeup
Dec 27, 2017 near Moab, UT
End of Trail View
Dec 27, 2017 near Moab, UT
View from End of Trail Looking East
Dec 27, 2017 near Moab, UT