Sheer canyon walls, burn orange slick rock that seems to run off into infinity, expansive stone arches, and pristine rivers and creeks are just a few of the many natural splendors hikers will experience on Moab area trails.
Hikers come to Moab for an opportunity to experience some of the most beautiful scenery found anywhere on earth. From burnt orange slickrock, to sheer canyon walls, expansive stone arches, and pristine rivers and creeks; Moab has something for everyone.
Hikers in Moab have an almost unlimited number of options when it comes to trails. These are a few of the more popular area hikes.
- Fisher Towers Trail
Hikers come to the Fisher Towers trail for a chance to experience the Fisher Towers, a grouping of about 12 large stone monoliths that rise in excess of 900 feet from the ground.
- Corona Arch Trail
Visitors are treated to views of one of the most beautiful stone arches in all of Moab. The Corona Arch soars to over 105 feet in height and covers a span of 140 feet.
- Negro Bill Canyon
This beautiful canyon hike culminates in views of Morning Glory Bridge, the sixth largest natural stone bridge in the world with a span of 243 feet.
- Hidden Valley Trail
One of the closest trails to town, this trail is a little gem that is great for a quick getaway. A steep start breaks way to a beautiful "hidden" canyon.
- Hunter Canyon
Located down Kane Creek Road, Hunter Canyon is a nice option for a morning or afternoon hike. It's only 4 miles round trip and follows and seasonal stream. It's typically well shaded.
- Moab Rim
This is a popular route for 4x4 enthusiasts and mountain bikers, but it's also a great hiking option. It's steep and direct, right to the Moab Rim, where you can overlook town and the valley.
Most Moab trails are accessible year round though snow is possible in the winter and extreme heat is probable in the summer. During the winter, dressing in layers is advisable as you will be able to adjust your clothing as your temperature changes. During the summer, make sure to pack plenty of sunscreen and wear light, moisture wicking clothing. Always remember to pack water, and carry the 10 Essentials: a map, compress, sunglasses and sunscreen, extra food and water, extra clothes, headlamp, first aid kit, fire starter, matches, and a knife.
Leave No Trace
When hiking in Moab, always be sure to follow leave no trace principles. Pack-out what you pack-in, camp at least 200 feet from water sources and trails, and deposit solid human waste in holes dug 6 to 8 inches deep, also at least 200 feet from water sources and trails.