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Hikers Enjoy Stunning Vistas in Moab Utah

December 24, 2014 by

Moab Utah

National parks offer outstanding hiking trails and Moab Utah offers not one but two parks with trails for every skill level.

The wide variety of terrain and stunning vistas of the Arches National Park, features trails ideal for kids that range from short 10 minute walks that lead right up to several of the arches, to 7 mile hikes for seasoned hikers that wind through some of the more remote sections of the park.

The Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park offers even more trails. Here you’ll find trails that take from 30-minute walks on the mesa top, to overnight hikes that wind down to the Colorado River.

Pet-Friendly Trails

Along with the national parks, the Moab, Utah area is also home to a large number of pet-friendly trails on public lands. These trails are ideal for hikers taking a road trip with their pet and are suited for any experience level.

From cool stream-side hikes to spectacular sandstone arches, the Moab area is full of exciting day-hikes suitable for the entire family. What follows is just a taste of the numerous hiking trails found in and around Moab.

Moab Corona Arch

Moab Corona Arch

Moab Utah Trails

Half-Day Outings

If you’re looking for a hike suitable for half-day outings, the Hidden Valley and Moab Rim Trails can be combined to create a longer one-way hike. Other trails include:

  • Portal Outlook: This is a 2 mile to Portal Overlook offers panoramic views of the Moab Valley, the La Sal Mountains, the Colorado River, and the south portal. Its highest elevation reaches 4,940 ft. Allow 3 hours for round trip.
  • Corona Arch: The Corona Arch features a 140 by 105 foot opening and is adjacent to Bow Tie Arch. This 1.5 mile trail offers stunning views of the Colorado River and slickrock canyon. Allow two hours for round trip.
  • Fisher Towers Trail: The Fisher Towers trail climbs to 5,300 ft. at its highest elevation. This trail offers close-up views of the Fisher Towers and Onion Creek area. The trails is 2.2 miles one way so allow 4 hours round trip.
  • Negro Bill Canyon: This trail lets you enjoy a clear stream in the canyon as well as Morning Glory Natural Bridge which is 243 feet long and the sixth longest natural rock bridge in the Unites States. The trail is 2 milesto Morning Glory Bridge; allow 4 hours round trip..
  • Moab Rim: The Moab Rim trail offers good views of the Colorado River, the Moab Valley, and more. This trail reaches 4,900 feet at its highest elevation. It’s 3.0 miles to where it connects with Hidden Valley Trail.

Moab Utah

This is just a handful of the trails you’ll find available in Moab, Utah. Guides are available for those who prefer to hike with someone who knows the area. Along with hiking, Moab is world famous for mountain biking, four wheel driving, and river trips too.

Photo credits: Ken Lund, Ken Lund, wikipedia



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