Fisher Towers Trail

MODERATE 140 reviews

Fisher Towers Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Moab, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1459 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

The entire length of the trail is decorated with an enormous variety of rock art, sculpted by the wind and the rain from the soft red sandstone, and it is in large part this spectacle that makes the hike so delightful. The last major tower on the route is the Titan, which the trail passes after about 1.5 miles. After passing the Titan the path veers southwest onto a long ridge from which you will be rewarded with a majestic view of the Towers. The nearest town is Moab, Utah about 16 miles to the southwest. The The Fisher Towers can be accessed from Fisher Towers Road off of Route 128.

hiking
13 days ago

Beautiful hike! Thank goodness for the breeze.

hiking
15 days ago

Straight forward trail with amazing views everywhere you look. After reading about dogs and the ladder in most of the reviews, I now 'get it'. That ladder will definitely pose a challenge if you bring your pup but even if it does, the hike is still stunning, you just turn back before others have to.

Great views, the towers are impressive and the drive to and from the trail is worth the trip itself. You can't go wrong with this one.

hiking
22 days ago

Note for hikers with dogs - there's a ladder that you have to go up or down depending on the direction. Unless you can carry your dog, I recommend hiking up well behind the ladder and then crossing down in the slot behind the ladder. This is doable and safe for you and your pup.

hiking
25 days ago

Such a lovely trail. And if you’re coming from Moab, the drive to the trailhead is stunning. As for the trail itself, well marked and great views. The end point made for a nice picnic spot with incredible 360 degree views.

hiking
1 month ago

Just an amazing hike I would recommend if you have a dog, there's a 8ft ladder along the way that makes it a bit hard if you have a dog but otherwise amazing

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

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!

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing views

2 months ago

Great Trail!

hiking
3 months ago

Wow! Amazing scenery and rock formations. One of my new favorite hikes in the moab area. It was a bit muddy in places but other than that it wasn't too difficult. Our pups loved it too!

5 months ago

Beautiful hike. I’ve driven by this trailhead for over 20 years but never hiked it before. Didn’t realize what I was missing. Challenging in spots with ice and mud but definitely worth it. Think obstacle course....

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike, but a little treacherous right now due to snow, ice and mud in places. I had Yaktrax, which I used off and on depending on my anxiety level. The other people I saw seemed less cautious, but I would have been nervous at some of the higher points. No one climbing the towers today. The road to the trailhead is completely snow covered, but I saw at least one passenger car make it up successfully.

hiking
6 months ago

Excellent trail with breathtaking views. It’s a tough one because of the incline but worth every step!

hiking
6 months ago

Awesome hike!!!!! Great climbing opportunities!!!! Had a great time hiking here!!!

hiking
7 months ago

I suggest bringing a lunch and stopping at the end to eat, the view is spectacular! There is a fair amount of loose rock and slick rock throughout the hike along with plain dirt. Don't forget plenty of water, snacks, and sunscreen. I drank 1.5 liters of water and I never needed to stop to go.

7 months ago

Fun trail to hike with the kids, 8 year old twins and our 5 year old. Made it to Titan and then turned back to keep their legs fresh. A bit windy in spots and exposed - hats and sunglasses help. Not very crowded, even on UEA weekend when Arches had a line of cars. Hidden gem short drive from Moab

hiking
8 months ago

Outstanding scenery rock formations. Big views. The trail is well marked. Mostly moderate but some difficult sections

hiking
9 months ago

We started the hike about 1 hour before sunset. Somehow about 20 minutes into the hike, we lost our way off the path given in this app. When we realized we were not on the path, we felt kind of odd as we were really quite a ways off the path and we were burning daylight! We did finally get back to the path but couldn't finish it, though we did see a great sunset. From the part we did I think it's kind of moderate, but the difficulty was on keeping on the track!! We found our way back ok, though.

hiking
9 months ago

Incredible views from every angle! If camping nearby try for Lower Onion Creek Campground, the camground right by the trail isn't ideal. A little more detail:

While the official elevation isn’t too bad there are a lot of ups and downs. What we really enjoyed was the variety of views that popped up around every corner. Once we reached the sign for the “Titan” we posted up just off the trail and watched the climbers get to the top of this peak. Fortunately we had binoculars with us and could see their triumphs along with hearing them celebrate when getting to the top. Since we had our pup Chica with us, the Titan sign was about as far as we could go; the fixed ladder you need to climb in order to continue on the trail isn’t too dog friendly.

For more info and things to do in the area check out http://livelifemobile.com/fisher-towers-parriott-mesa/

hiking
9 months ago

I was awed with the views on the entire length of the trail. The trail takes you directly beneath sheer walls of red rock. If you are lucky, you may see climbers in cooler weather. We decided to skip the crowds at Arches National Park and see the sites here in Castle Valley. We've been to Arches a few times. If you have a jeep (or a rental car), do the Onion Creek trail just 2 miles away from Fisher Towers. Negro Bill was a nice canyon about 10 miles away but Fisher Towers was the most impressive. The entrance to Arches had a 1 hour wait just to get in the front gate!

Check out the view from the air in this link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPrNr2kMwuk

hiking
10 months ago

Did this hike during the summer towards the middle of the day. Bad idea. If you decide to do this trail, bring lots of water, especially during the summer.

Also, there was another trail to the side of the main one with rock cairns (rock piles) that were very misleading. If you find yourself in a narrow slot canyon that seems to wind around to another trail or ends at a rock wall, turn around because that's not the right one. Follow the map and written description posted on the sign closely.

hiking
11 months ago

Terrific. Amazing. Full of twists and turns.

Hard to find the trail at the end.

hiking
Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Absolutely beautiful new views around multiple turns. We love this trail!!!

Monday, June 05, 2017

beautiful trail, but be sure to finish before the sun sets.

hiking
Thursday, June 01, 2017

Beautiful! Not to hard. Reached the top as the sun was setting. Perfect. GPS said it was 4.4 when we arrived back at the trail head.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Great trail.Fantastic scenery. 94 degrees today. Glad we chose to make an early hike. Need plenty of fluids along. Highly recommended.

hiking
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Easy hike, great views the whole way through. Would definitely come back and spend more time here.

hiking
Friday, May 19, 2017

One of my favorite hikes, so far!!!! Absolutely gorgeous and amazing, exciting, exhilarating terrain!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Amazing views on this hike! I would recommend even though it's a bit of a drive. Hike is not bad for a beginner and pretty easy for a moderate hiker.

If you have a dog note that there is a ladder about halfway through. If your dog is bigger or isn't used to jumping then your hike will be cut short.

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