Hike Negro Bill Canyon

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Distance

4.8 miles

Route Type

Out-and-Back

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.

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3 months ago

Crowded but worth it

This hike is often fairly crowded but if you have not been in a desert canyon it does not get much easier to access. There are bathrooms at the trailhead and a nice arch at the end for you to sometimes catch people rappelling from.

Winter rappel trip

It was great! Went in January and only saw 4 other people. Two awesome rappels and a few miles of hiking. We really took our time and played at both rappel spots and we took about 5 hours.

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over 3 years ago

Lovely trail!

Like everyone else, I definitely think this trail is pretty crowded. However, it is still a super nice trail. It's nice for a trail run too, if you're looking for a mild, flat run!

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almost 4 years ago

Busy, But Pretty, Trail

Great trail close to Moab. It has recently been renamed "Grandstaff Canyon" (which was Bill's last name). Morning Glory Arch is spectacular. Do not expect solitude on this trail - it's a popular one! As others have mentioned, be careful on the numerous water crossings (or wear water shoes).

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over 4 years ago

Great Afternoon Hike

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

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