Moab Utah Arches: Morning Glory Natural Bridge

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Morning Glory Natural Bridge

Visitors come to Morning Glory Natural Bridge for a chance to see the sixth largest stone bridge in the world at 243 feet long. Read More

  • The sixth largest alcove arch in the world at 243 feet long.
  • The trail to the bridge is approximately four miles round trip. The hike takes four hours.
  • A primitive campground is available in Negro Bill Canyon.

Overview

Though commonly known as Morning Glory Natural Bridge, the large stone span is not actually a natural bridge but a large alcove arch. The unique stone formation is the sixth largest in the US, spanning 243 feet. The bridge is located approximately 15 feet away from the adjacent cliff wall.

Location & Information

Morning Glory Natural Bridge is located approximately 5 miles south of Moab in Negro Bill Canyon. The trailhead is located on Scenic Byway 128, three miles east of its junction with US-191.

Contact Information

Bureau of Land Management
Phone: (801) 539-4001

Activities

Hiking
The hike to the bridge is approximately four miles round trip, and takes around four hours. The trail is easy to follow, though it does include several stream crossings, so prepare to get wet. Along the route expect views of sheer canyon walls and unique plant life. Take Note: Poison Ivy is prevalent here, so use caution when hiking.

Camping
Negro Bill Canyon is home to a primitive campground situated next to the Colorado River.

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