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Grandstaff Hiking Trail

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Length


4.1 Miles 6.5 Kilometers


314' 96 m

Ascent

-314' -96 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

4,295' 1,309 m

High

3,998' 1,219 m

Low

Shared By Nicholas Shannon

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

Nicholas Shannon

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.

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Nov 25, 2018
Sandy Oaks
Nov 19, 2018
Daniel Wilder
Kacey, Kathy, Helena, Lawson, Kelly and Dan ripped this little charmer to Morning Glory Arch. Our first hike in Moab and first arch. 4.1mi
Sep 19, 2018
Carine Istas
Sep 1, 2018
Robyn Hanna
Jun 11, 2018
Alli McNally
Start early morning for Best shade & least amount of people. Started at 730 & saw 8 people on way in & after a leisure breakfast saw 35 on way out 4.2mi — 3h 00m
May 3, 2018
Brian L
4.9mi
Apr 4, 2018
Chad Berger
great hike! 4.1mi
Mar 26, 2018
Kurt Ernstberger

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  4.5 from 48 votes

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Nice hike. Cool arch. Way too many people and most of the dogs had issues with other dogs. I could have skipped this one as there are so many nicer trails and arches to see in the area. May 6, 2018

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