Grandstaff Trail

MODERATE 164 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 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

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
2 days ago

hiking
2 days 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.

hiking
7 days ago

14 days ago

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

hiking
16 days ago

17 days ago

19 days ago

Such a beautiful hike. Amazing views throughout the whole way. The stream that runs through is really nice and the arch at the end makes the hike worth every step. Pretty easy hike with one or two slightly difficult spots. Go at sunset or early in the morning.

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

We hiked under extreme temperatures. Go early or late in the afternoon. You'll definitely need your hiking 10 essentials.
Saw tons of lizards...beautiful scenery.

hiking
25 days ago

Great moderate hike for late starters as you actually can find quite a bit of shade along the way. Beautiful scenery and a fresh water spring at the end ...... really enjoyed.

26 days ago

hiking
30 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

It was an awesome trail

1 month ago

amazing hike!!! one of my favorites. It's a hidden gem. every step of the way of breathtaking.

1 month ago

1 month ago

1 month ago

Easy hike, fantastic for trail running. A fairly consistent elevation the whole time--great if you don't want an all-uphill hike. Views are okay, but if you're just going to see stuff, there are cooler things to see in Moab.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Nice trail with a good amount of shade & riverbend. I plan to do it again the next time I'm in Moab. Hopefully it will be cooler then.