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Trail

4.1 mile 6.5 kilometer loop
Singletrack
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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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 25, 2019
Jason Check
4.1mi — 1h 45m
Mar 30, 2019
Nam Luu
Mar 26, 2019
Ruby Dorchester
Mar 24, 2019
yehuda nissan
Mar 22, 2019
Brian Vanderah
Quick hike. Gorgeous, lush vegetation along a crystal clear stream. I did this hike in about 1.5 hrs. They were suggesting 4. — 6h 15m
Nov 25, 2018
Sandy Oaks

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  4.5 from 55 votes

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