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Grandstaff Hiking Trail (Formerly Negro Bill Hiking Trail)

 4.5 (44)
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Length

4.1 Miles 6.5 Kilometers

97%

Runnable

Elevation

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

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All Clear 10 days ago
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A splendid canyon jaunt culminating with the sixth longest natural rock span in the U.S.

Nicholas Shannon

Overview [Suggest Changes]

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 [Add/Remove]
Dogs: Leashed

Runner Notes [Suggest Changes]

Online Trail Map
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USGS Quad: Moab, Utah

Description [Suggest Changes]

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 [Suggest Changes]

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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Apr 23, 2018
Keradactyl
Ran with nick and the Rasta man! 4.1mi
Jan 28, 2018
Mike Brevoort
Loved this run, beautiful canyon run
Nov 12, 2017
Annie Lo
Oct 26, 2017
DavisMeschke Guillotine
Awesome. Incredible trail and cool bridge at the end. Nice pace, good stretch after. 4.1mi
Oct 17, 2017
Amy White
5mi — 1h 05m
Apr 10, 2017
Ana Theresa
Sep 6, 2016
Matthew Price
2mi — 0h 24m
Aug 13, 2016
Kip Russell

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 44 votes

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  4.5 from 44 votes
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There are about 5 times when you have to cross the stream going up the canyon. If it isn't too high you can rock hop and keep your feet dry. Once you rise out of the canyon at about 1.5 miles the views are beautiful. There is poison ivy in quite a number of places along the creek. Be sure you know how to recognize it and avoid it. Jun 5, 2016

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