Negro Bill Canyon Trail

MODERATE 52 reviews
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Negro Bill Canyon Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Moab, UT that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.3 miles 537 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

river

At the end of this hike you come to Morning Glory Natural Bridge. The arch is only separated from the cliff behind it by 15 feet, so it is not as spectacular or photogenic as some other arches in the area that are not as big. When you stand directly underneath the span 75 feet above you, it is a very impressive piece of rock. On the list it is ranked 5th largest span in the world.

hiking
5 days ago

Did not plan for the whole thing, but ended up going to the end. Really enjoyed going back and forth along the creek and sandy areas. There are shades and plants along the way, which made the trail cooler and all the more interesting. Reasonably well marked. A lot of people. It would be hard to get lost.

16 days ago

Great Trail, right off the highway!

Definitely a trail not to miss. Great for a run or a liesurely hike.

1 month ago

What an amazing trail! We got to go through all sorts of terrain and the dogs loved all the creek crossings. A good length and a comfortable, easy amount of challenge. So beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

One of our fav hikes in Moab! A nice easy trail, enjoyed in the late afternoon after our morning spent at Island in the Sky. Very pleasant along the creek, about 10 or so creek crossings, and the first trail with some shade!

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trail, with lots of shade and a beautiful ending !

hiking
2 months ago

Best hike near arches so far. This is the one to do if it's really hot and full sun due to many stretches in the shade along the river. Good half day hike. Plan to sit awhile under Morning Glory Arch and enjoy the grandeur.

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty hike with a cool cove and Morning Glory Arch and the end. Kid and dog friendly. Good 2.5 to 3 hour hike.

2 months ago

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3 months ago

Great hike for anyone,runs along the stream and dog friendly. There is an awesome arch at the end and the start of the stream. I have done this twice and its a nice 1/2 day to go hang out.

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

Most of the trail is fairly easy. The last stretch gets a little challenging.

4 months ago

4 months ago

Great morning hike.

6 months ago

Really nice trail, a lot of traffic though. It's nice to be next to a stream in the desert. Beautiful canyons and cliffs, the arch at the end is impressive.

hiking
6 months ago

This was a great hike, especially for those who bring a dog. The trail essentially follows a creek the entire way, it allows you dog to cool off whenever necessary. The trail is heavily shaded in portions, which is nice because it keeps the area cool and it is quiet. The natural bridge at the end is beautiful and provides a nice place to relax before the return trip back.

This trail was easy, it had few climbs, mostly gradual ups and downs.

7 months ago

Great. You walk along a fine pink sand footpath that traverses a cool flowing stream. You're in a desert canyon but you wouldn't know it by the lush green vegetation that lines the trail. Some rock scrambling, but a pretty flat trail. Leads to a beautiful sandstone arch at the end where you can watch people repel down the canyon wall..or you can try repelling yourself too!

8 months ago

Easy hike and the arch at the end is amazing!