Grandstaff Trail

MODERATE 181 reviews
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Grandstaff Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Moab, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
570 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

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. Note: Be mindful of poison ivy along this trail.

hiking
1 day ago

Awesome hike! A lot of water crossings. Have hiked this twice this summer!

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2 days ago

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3 days ago

8 days ago

Beautiful hike. Liked it better than most trails in Arches. Note: It's ISNT in Arches, the trail head is in Lions Park, right between the town of Moab and the entrance to Arches. You cross back and forth over the stream a few times. If it's going to be a hot day, do it early. If you're in Moab and you don't hike this trail, you're probably a commie.

hiking
9 days ago

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12 days ago

I loved this hike! Challenging (we're in our 60's), but not too hard. So incredibly beautiful, I would highly recommend this hike!

16 days ago

Great hike! One of my favorites, the bridge at the end is incredible! Pretty easy, it's really refreshing to walk in the little river! wonderful trail!

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17 days ago

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19 days ago

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20 days ago

Great! We went in at about 11am with two dogs but he way back was a bit hot for their paws so I would definitely go a little earlier next time. The water was super refreshing for both pups and humans. The waterfall was dried up but that is to be expected during late summer

22 days ago

"lightly trafficked" ???

hiking
23 days ago

27 days ago

I wasn't able to complete the whole trail but did walk in about 2 miles and it was absolutely breathtaking! At 9am in the morning, it was mostly in the shade with lots of opportunities to get your feet wet or let your dogs soak in the water. Great views, being shady and having several creek crossings makes this an excellent trail.

hiking
28 days ago

29 days ago

Plenty of shade and tons of creek wading'

29 days ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

This was my second time doing this hike. It was just as beautiful as before. You will cross the stream many times, so make sure to wear appropriate shoes. It felt a lot long than 2.25 miles on the way there, but it was SO fast coming back. The bridge is worth it to make it to the end. Bring a lot of water. Even though there is shade, it is still very hot and draining.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

loved it!!! I love Moab!! bring water, lots of it...feels longer than it is.