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Grandstaff Hiking Trail (Formerly Negro Bill Hiking Trail)

 4.5 (46)

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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All Clear 36 days ago
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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

Overview

The Grandstaff Hiking Trail (formerly known as the Negro Bill 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.
Hiking and running only.

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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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 12, 2018
Spencer Swift
4.1mi
Mar 11, 2018
Ryan Brouwer
Dec 29, 2017
Jinny Fish
Angel had head cold, asked to turn around only about .5 mi away from Morning Glory Arch. MUST GO BACK AND COMPLETE. And take the pups next time. Ab… 3.5mi
Dec 18, 2017
Luna LU
6.2mi
Nov 24, 2017
Julie L

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 46 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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