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Grandstaff Hiking Trail

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 4.5 (65) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A splendid canyon jaunt culminating with the sixth longest natural rock span in the U.S.


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4.1

Miles

6.5

KM

Loop

4,295' 1,309 m

High

3,998' 1,219 m

Low

314' 96 m

Up

314' 96 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Views

Hiking and running only.

Overview

The Grandstaff Hiking Trail features a perennial stream in its scenic canyon. Morning Glory Natural Bridge, which has a span of 243 feet, is the sixth longest natural rock span in the United States.

Description

From the parking area next to Utah 128, follow the trail up the left side of the stream. Keep going upstream for about 1.5 miles.

Morning Glory Natural Bridge is located at the end of the second side canyon on the right. The trail forks just below this canyon. Follow the trail to the right, cross the stream and ascend a steep slope. Morning Glory Bridge is located at the end of the trail about 0.5 miles up the canyon from the stream.

Flora & Fauna

Do NOT touch the poison ivy that grows below the pool under the bridge! Poison ivy plants have dark green, shiny leaves with serrated edges in clusters of three.

Contacts

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Nicholas Shannon

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 65 votes

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Photos

Morning Glory Arch is a nice treat after a hike in Negro Bill Canyon.
Nov 30, 2015 near Moab, UT
Morning Glory Bridge
Nov 28, 2017 near Moab, UT
Creek along the trail
Nov 28, 2017 near Moab, UT
Great canyon to explore if you're looking for a short adventure.
Nov 30, 2015 near Moab, UT
Sandy canyon singletrack trail in Grandstaff Canyon.
Apr 4, 2015 near Moab, UT
The unofficial Amazon of Utah.
Apr 4, 2015 near Moab, UT

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Jun 11, 2020
Abby Jensen
Sandy slick rock, narrows and multiple cross streams. Jungle like red rock, some rocky climbs and ended in a clearing with a tall rocky bridge — 3h 00m
Jun 9, 2020
Sela Young
tricky in some places to find the trail. Beautiful and not too hot 4.6mi — 2h 30m
May 17, 2020
Amanda Mackintosh
Beautiful Hike! One of my favorites. Lots of poison ivy though. Eeek
Jan 23, 2020
Greg Collette
Jan 11, 2020
Alexander Knox
Yes.
Oct 20, 2019
Daane H
Aug 31, 2019
Erick Sillitoe
Great hike. Well suited for all ages. 5.2mi — 2h 30m
Jun 27, 2019
Colten Janssen-Olsen