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11 hours ago

This trail was by far one of my most favorite hikes we did while in Moab. It’s beautiful! Trees, shade, sun, arches, rocks, water and dogs! It was awesome. I joked it in my Chaco sandals and shorts in April and it was perfect. Maybe bring a little insect repellent. I noticed bugs starting to come out. Also, watch out for cacti and poison ivy.

Great well marked trail, totally worth the short climbs to get the amazing arches at the end.

I would consider this an easy moderate trail. It was very scenic with the creek running alongside the trail, all of the greenery, the canyon walls towering on both sides, and of course the arch or land bridge at the end. You might get your feet wet since the trail crosses the creek several times. But, if you have good balance you might be able to stay dry!

Did this hike a year ago and it was amazing! Beautiful view! You can’t beat this beautiful area

I’m not in the best shape but this is one of my favorite hikes. If you have bad knees I would not do the hike. But take your time the views and rock formations are amazing.

Great hike for you and your dog! There is one small rung ladder that may prove to be difficult if you have a large or older dog, someone I talked with was able to navigate around the ladder but I wouldn't count on it. Breathtaking views and a well marked trail make for a wonderful hike!

Fantastic hike and a great introduction to the Moab area. I always recommend this hike to folks who are unfamiliar with this area as it is extremely easy to find and is a well marked trail. The two arches at the end are just a bonus, the scenery is equally as stunning! Be wary that there is a small ladder and somewhat of a "climbing" scramble at one point, but nothing that should deter a typical hiker. Enjoy!

6 days ago

I didn't get to complete this trail because I got there only an hour or so before the sunset. The colors and walking through the canyon had me awe-struck. Beware of snakes, I heard something rummaging through some shrubbery on the trail and know there's a fair amount of rattlers in the area. The sand was a pinkish red color that I'd never seen before, would definitely hike again!

Did this with a 5-year-old, and he was THRILLED with the two short chained areas and the little ladder. The views are awesome and it was way less crowded than in the park. (We went around 8 AM on a Saturday.) Hike beyond the arch and around the bend for jaw-dropping views.

on Grandstaff Trail

10 days ago

Beautiful & fun hike. Especially good if you have a dog that you cannot take on a NP Trail. And having water along the way is nice too.

13 days ago

Very cool hike with many different viewpoints and a great picnic spot at the top

Love this place

Super easy for the family, my 2 year old was able to do it with ease. The kids loved the different terrain, as well as the dinosaur tracks!

19 days ago

Amazing views

Lots of people but well worth the time.

Great fun hike!

21 days ago

Nice easy relaxing trail that our Labrador retriever gave 6 out of 5 stars. She says it's one of her all time favorites.

trail running
22 days ago

Planned to just hike but the trail was so perfect to run it. Not a lot of elevation change but absolutely gorgeous scenery. A few river crossings. Awesome natural bridge at the end. A couple small rock scrambles.

Wow! What a gorgeous trail to some spectacular arches! The whole family enjoyed it so much. Though some have mentioned it being easy for kids, I think it is rated moderate for good reason. My 11 and 9 year old with special needs found going DOWN the ladder and roped area pretty difficult. We saw quite a few families with several little ones manage it, but it is helpful to have more adult hands to get everyone up and down safely. Lounging under the shadow of Corona was incredible! There are picnic areas next to the Colorado River just up and across from the trailhead parking. Great place to eat lunch after a rewarding hike!

The beginning is steep and rocky, but a good workout. Hidden Valley is gorgeous, but flat for a long ways. Overall a great hike though!

27 days ago

Beautiful day for a great hike! As others have said, there’s a fairly steep climb to the top of the cliff, then things flatten out in the Hidden Valley. According to the placard at the bottom, it’s two miles to the pass, which makes a natural turnaround point for a shorter hike, then another mile until the trail meets the Moab Rim trail. I had initially rejected the idea of doing the complete loop with the Moab Rim trail, because I thought it might be heavily trafficked with 4x4s, then briefly reconsidered when I talked to another hiker where Hidden Valley meets Moab Rim. According to her, there’s little 4x4 traffic until the trail gets close to the road, and they watch out for hikers. In the end, decided to go back the way I came on Hidden Valley to get the great views of La Sal on the way back, but I’d think about doing the complete Hidden Valley/Moab Rim loop (or vice versa) in future. I spent 3 h 40 min on Hidden Valley with lots of stops for pictures and a stop for lunch. Crossed paths with maybe 15 people during that time, mostly hikers, a few trail runners. Trail is easy to follow and in great shape right now, it got a little windy in parts but mostly blue sky and bright sun. Definitely recommend!

great hike. one of the better arches in the area. The ladder and cable are easy to get up.

This is a great easy to moderate trail. It is only moderate because of a few spots where you have to hold on to a built in cable. This is easy enough to do with kids and absolutely beautiful!!

Great Trail!

1 month ago

Toughest part is the first half mile or so but it’s definitely worth it! Going at a leisurely pace it took my family and I about 3 hours to get to the petroglyphs and back.

Pretty views! Awesome place!

1 month ago

I really enjoyed the trail. It had a lot of fun rock formations and water to play in. The scenery was beautiful! Our dog loved it too! Perfect trail for the family.

on Shingle Creek Trail

1 month ago

A good trail for snowshoeing. Went up a couple miles after a snow storm and enjoyed the winter scenery.

1 month ago

I've done this hike 5 or 6 times and it's consistently great, although there are always plenty of other people and their dogs on the trail. The trail is a short scenic drive from downtown Moab, and the hike itself is only a mile each way without too much climbing. It's a beautiful place. The first time I did it I was intimidated by the cable and the ladder, but they are actually pretty easy. The trail is well marked with green paint on the rocks and a few cairns, but there are signs that a lot of people and dogs are wandering off the trail and tearing up the fragile soil. Please don't do that.

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