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Grandstaff Hiking Trail

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Trail

4.1 mile 6.5 kilometer loop
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 314' 96 m
Descent: -314' -96 m
High: 4,295' 1,309 m
Low: 3,998' 1,219 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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Trail shared by Nicholas Shannon

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

Nicholas Shannon

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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.

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Aug 31, 2019
Erick Sillitoe
Great hike. Well suited for all ages. 5.2mi — 2h 30m
Jun 27, 2019
Colten Janssen-Olsen
Jun 22, 2019
M Snow
Fun but slow with Martin. About an hour each way. Perfect temperature, no bugs. 4.1mi
Jun 17, 2019
Tim G
May 31, 2019
Brandon Snacks
May 11, 2019
Chantell Gregory
lots if poison ivy. very green for middle if dessert 5mi
May 10, 2019
hrm tacos
Great trail 6mi — 8h 00m
Apr 26, 2019
Megan Barney Jones

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  4.5 from 59 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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