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I love exploring slot canyons. What I like about this trail is that when hiking the loop you hike through several different slot canyons. Non of them look alike. Each has their own uniqueness. I enjoyed hiking counterclockwise. I got some great pictures.

Loved this hike! If you can climb a ladder, this is DEFINITELY worth it to check out. Way less crowded than the NPs, and gorgeous views all around.

Did this loop in about 4hrs, hit all
The canyons, I’m a photographer to the photos were awesome! A lot better than dealing with the overpopulated slot canyons in AZ, and permitted. Some of the canyons get pretty tight so squeezing is required in some places and I am pretty fit. Had my camera backpack and had to remove to move forward through some areas. Hiking some of the trail can be strenuous through the sand so be prepared. But if you want beautiful slot canyons for photography, these are excellent!

My first time. Awesome trail, breathe taking views and easy ride. No 4wd needed. A few camp sites along the trail, perfect for a quick overnighter. Already planning to go back soon.

on Fisher Towers Trail

hiking
12 days ago

Even better than those in the nearby national parks. Not too technical. Great for family. There are some ups and downs. But it is fun to see the climbers around. Summer can be hot and exposed.

A quick and short hike. The views of the arches are beautiful, a nice brisk fall day to be out on the trail.

Great trail but it is a little iffy if you have big dogs. We took our golden and he LOVED it. The rock wall you have to climb and the ladder were too much for him and I couldn’t lift all 85 lbs of him up it. The rest in our party made it up fine to see the remaining 1/4 mile and you can still see the arches from the area right before the wire guide climb.

So glad we did it. Met a fellow full-timer on the trail and talked for an hour afterwards as we gazed at the AMAZING amount of stars.

Absolutely worth a visit while you’re in Moab! Not as crowded as Arches NP and you get some great panoramas from various parts of the trail. Enjoy!

As good as it gets for a moderate hike with great views! I went around 930 and pretty much had the trail to myself. this is a must when in moab!

great easy hike. if you have a dog there is a ladder and metal cable climb. I would recommend a pack with a handle for the dog as it made it simple to pull her up. I went at 8am and had the trail to myself!

Busy but great short hike !

This is an easy trail. A couple climbs using a cable rope and a short ladder but still easy. It’s about 2.5 miles round trip to the arch so wear the right shoes. Very worthwhile.

Trail a little rough to find for a short distance up a wash. Beautiful destination!

hiking
27 days ago

Part of the moab marathon. It was alright, but there might be more "grand" hikes around.

love this hike.
take water with you.
be ready to carry small children .yes seriusly dont get fooled by some other reviews ... :-) under age 5 is a hard and long hike for litle ones.
keep eye on children some pople thinks they dog dont need a leash and dogs run front off them by a half a miles

We purchased this app and were so glad to have its GPS for the start of the hike, between slots of Peekaboo and Spooky, and for getting back to main trail after Dry Fork. Footprints/trails criss-cross all over the place between slots. I echo last two reviewer's advice. Wonderful time for our family; the youngest, age 6, ate it up.

This trail is GREAT!! Recommend going early, as soon as the sun rises, though you could go a bit earlier as the easiest part of the trail is in the beginning, to beat the crowds. I went shortly after sunrise and met tons of people on the way back.
DEFINITELY worth hiking!! Very dog friendly

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike this time of year. The aspens are changing and the golden leaves cover the ground, most were full of frost even at 4pm! I wasn’t expecting the trickle of water that comes out of the rock at the base of the arch. What a surprise! Well worth the drive out of Moab.

hiking
1 month ago

This hike is really great. I was the only person on the trail today. I found the reviews here to be helpful so I will refrain from writing too much. My only add is why you should go left when you get to the loop. Going in this direction will give you the view of Jeep Arch for much longer and you’ll get the view of the La Sal mountains after you hike over the “saddle”. The saddle does look more intimidating coming from the left, but know that it’s a lot thicker than it appears hiking up to it. Enjoy!

on Grandstaff Trail

hiking
1 month ago

My wife and I did this today with our 2 year old and had an amazing time! We made it to morning glory bridge which was beautiful. Easy going all around but a few scrambles and river crossings that took some time with our 2 year old, great to have a few people there if taking kids for safety. Will be back!

hiking
1 month ago

One of my favorite trails! Great for dogs. Beautiful canyon. Not too much parking. Multiple shallow water crossings, I recommend hiking in Chacos or Tevas. About 25 mins from town.

Great pics with mid day sun.
Traffic jam in spooky at the choke stones.
Perfect weather!

Water in the slot kept it interesting.
Be prepared with neoprene socks and dry cloths for the hike out. Amazing texture in the rocks

Incredible and otherworldly hike.

I would recommend bringing climbing rope for the 20ft. climb into Peekaboo—close to the top, there was little to hold onto (of course your first climber might have to go rope-less).

In Spooky, there’s a part of the trail where you come to 4-5 fallen boulders. There are a couple of holes to drop down to continue the trail. We used the hole on the left. The drop is only about 8-9 feet, but it’s dark. There are ropes lodged beneath the boulders to help you lower yourself down. Spooky is aptly named! It gets very, very narrow. Not for the claustrophobic.

Dirt road from Hwy 12 to trailhead turn off was in good shape. Last mile to trailhead was in poor shape.

The beginning of Peek a Boo wasn't marked. Fortunately we saw someone scrambling up the +15' pour off into Peek a Boo. We helped each other to get up the face -- very challenging and a bit scary. Once we were in the canyon, we ran into a few more pour offs. but they were manageable and dry.

After exiting Peek a Boo, we used our GPS to help route us to the entrance of Spooky. GPS was very helpful! Spooky was equally as beautiful as Peek a Boo but much narrower! In addition Spooky required us to crawl down several drop downs (about 6-8' each) in between boulders. One drop down had some ropes which were very helpful. In the narrow areas, we had to remove our packs and we still were rubbing on both our fronts and backs to get through the canyon.

It was a spectacular adventurous hike. I'd highly recommend doing it as a group with at least one athletic person who can scramble up the +15' Peek a Boo entrance and then help the others up. A GPS will also provide peace of mind since the frequency of trail markers low.

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice, but long walk, especially if you are strategically planning your creek crossings. Right now, the creek is low enough that you could probably do the whole hike without getting your feet wet as long as you planned your crossings carefully and channeled your inner gazelle. But, there are lots of chances to slip up and so the odds are pretty good that will eventually end up with at least one foot in the water. The last 20 feet to the waterfall does require that you walk in the water, but I took off my shoes for that part. I saw 2 other people the entire 3 to 4 hours I was in the canyon.

The driving directions as I got them from the AllTrails app were exactly correct, but it seemed like the actual hike is shown incorrectly. Professor Valley road is a couple miles before the signed Onion Creek Road if you are coming from Moab. When you get to the end of Professor Valley road, there are two parking areas right next to each other, and if you park in the last one the well-marked Sylvester trailhead is to the right. On the left there is a trail running down into a wash and then up the other side. That's the right one. You need to stay alongside the creek the whole way. In the first mile or so, don't get fooled into going down any of the washes away from the running creek, even if you see footprints or horse tracks. I made that mistake and had to backtrack. Just under a mile before you reach the waterfall, there is a side canyon that you could explore if you wanted to climb up a makeshift rope ladder someone has placed to get up over a large boulder.

An Indiana Jones adventure for a couple of 60 pluses. Scenery outstanding— had a bit of help finding peek a boo slot opening — didn’t always see the trail cairns running down to it from the parking lot- if u have never done any canyon scrambling is good to get a few pointers. Entered peek a boo and a kind man told us the value of using your back and feet to brace yourself and move up and down in tight places —

After then getting up the steep short entry — we were fine — was awesome plot in the slot and a real adventure because of how narrow it was

Exiting is easier if u see the cairn marking a short scramble up the canyon wall as opposed to going thru the last very narrow part of the slot.

Then follow the cairns across to spooky— spooky is narrower but easier as u r going downhill — there is a tough spot where boulders have fallen in and u go down thru a hole and grab a rope to lower yourself down — after that the canyon gets super narrow and I went sideways quite a long way to get thru — wiggled thru in a couple places — not for the claustrophobic for sure.

Exited and the way out was easy and marked with the stone cairns.

This was a super ad entire for someone who has never been in a slot canyon — a real adventure for sure — helps to have some level of upper body fitness as well as the hiking fitness level

Thanks again to the guy at the bottom who gave us a couple canyoning skills — helped immensely!!!

1 month ago

It is about 10 miles for the loop, not 8. I went up Little Wildhorse Canyon and then down Bell’s Canyon and loved it. Don’t skip Bells- some people say it’s not as pretty as Little Wildhorse, and if you are looking for a slot Canyon sire that’s true, but I think the variety in landscape and views you get with the entire loop is worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing views the whole hike! Pretty easy to follow the trail. It has a lot of terrain changes which is part of the fun. It says it is a 2 hour hike but I would plan more time because of the amazing views. You will want to stop to enjoy the scenery. Note there is a short ladder section to bridge a small gap halfway down the trail. May be difficult for small children and large dogs but other people had dogs and kids on the trail. You can always turn around at this point too. The end of the trail takes you out on “bluff.” There is a sign when you get to the end that says “Trail Ends.” 10/10 would totally recommend!!!

The dirt road was well maintained for most of the drive. It had some washboards near the turn off. Head left from the parking lot to the trailhead. Most of the loop was very well marked with cairns. The 20 foot scramble up into peek-a-boo was challenging. We took a rope and needed it to get our younger hikers up. Spooky is definitely moderately hard. There's a drop down with a rope and when in gets narrow, it's really narrow. When you come out of spooky to head back to parking there is a trail marker indicating to head right. There were fewer cairns through this part. Overall it was amazing. The weather this weekend was 70 degrees and perfect. Pack plenty of water. It's recommended 4L per person per day.

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