Hike Negro Bill Canyon

Utah Morning Glory Bridge

Added by Tyler McFall

  • Get amazing views of one the larges natural bridges in the U.S.
  • 4.8 mile hike roundtrip
  • Escape the crowds at Arches

The Negro Bill Canyon trail is 2.4 miles to Morning Glory Bridge and can take anywhere between 3-5 hours round trip. Negro Bill Canyon is nestled right along the Colorado River in Moab, UT. This easy hike takes you to the 6th longest natural bridge in the United States, Morning Glory Bridge. Breathtaking views of this bridge can be seen at the end of trail where you are stand right below it.

This easy trail takes you to amazing views of one of the largest natural bridges in the United States. It is just outside of Arches National Park, yet you wont run into many crowds.

Bring shoes that can get wet since you will be crossing the water a couple of times. And keep an eye out for poison ivy; there's a lot of it on this trail.

Pack List

  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Shoes you can get wet
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Activities:

Chillin, Hiking

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

4.8 Miles

Rating:

Features:

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
River
Scenic
Wildlife

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6 months ago

Great Afternoon Hike

Did this hike while visiting the parks in Moab! Enjoyed having the trail to ourselves despite a holiday weekend!

6 months ago

8 months ago

Watch Out For The River Crossings!

This is an easy hike but do not underestimate the stream crossings and remember, only one foot on a rock at a time! Morning Glory Bridge is a nice reward at the end of this hike. We saw two men rappelling from it when we arrived and that was actually the highlight of the hike!

8 months ago

11 months ago

Even Lovely In Winter (But Seriously, WATERPROOF SHOES).

A pair of friends and I visited Negro Bill Canyon a couple years back in the dead of winter - stunning scenery, and a hike easy enough for the newbies but challenging enough that I didn't feel like I was being "babied". But - while trying to cross a stream on the way to Morning Glory Bridge, one of us slipped and planted a foot ankle-deep in a stream, and since it was below freezing she turned back to the car. And then on the return FROM Morning Glory Bridge, I did exactly the same thing at exactly the same stream. It's easier than you think. This is also why my friends and I, who were slightly uneasy about the canyon's name, now call it "Dunkfoot Gulch".

11 months ago

12 months ago

If you do this from the top down you'll get to experience two fun rappels. Make sure you go with a guided group or friends with experience if you're new to canyoneering.

12 months ago

Added by Tyler McFall

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