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Grandstaff Hiking Trail (Formerly Negro Bill Hiking Trail)

 33 votes

4.1 Miles 6.5 Kilometers


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Singletrack

314' 96 m

Ascent

-314' -96 m

Descent

4,295' 1,309 m

High

3,998' 1,219 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

All Clear

88 days agoUpdate

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

Nicholas Shannon

Overview

Hiking and running only.
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.
Features: River/Creek — Views
Dogs: Leashed

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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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
Nov 24, 2017
Evan Ye
Nov 10, 2017
Karl Kuehn
Nov 4, 2017
steve carnahan
4.1mi
Oct 26, 2017
Keith Bockus
4.1mi
Oct 6, 2017
Teri DeWeese Cole
My GPS on my phone said we went 3 miles in to the arch. It's a great hike! Wear waterproof shoes. Lots of creek crossings. Dog friendly.

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  4.5 from 33 votes

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All Clear 88 days ago
Dry - Creek is low, makes for easy crossing. 10/26
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