Explore the most popular birding trails near Moab with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

great hike, doesn't feel very long, lots of steps!

great hike, people are balancing rocks which is annoying, but a good hike even with little kids

easy hike, go in morning to avoid the heat and bring 2 liters water

the two miles to the end are longer than it'd seem. took about 2 hours, but beautiful trail. the beginning has the best views

Set Google maps to "false kiva." Could not find this trail. No cairns, no logs, nothing.

Favorite hike ever

Lot's of lizards on the way :-)

We did this hike with Ranger Vicky (she is really brilliant) and the hike was amazing.

Did this after doing the fins and had a great time...

off road driving
1 day ago

first time driving a razor and had a blast!!!

Crowded but epic

Sooooo many people....

A little scrambling at the top

hiking
3 days ago

The trail was really flat and rather boring for 90% of the hike. We met up with the whirlwind loop and decided to add it to the hike. It gave us a bit of elevation change and nice views we would not have gotten staying on mustang. Do yourself a favor and don't go to the trailhead that Alltrails has, but go past the right turn on 313 (this turn is 200 yards away from what they call the trailhead) and find the parking area just up 313 on the left. That parking area will get you right back to mustang (and several other trails). This will avoid having to cross 313 on your way out and on your back. We did about 9 miles total and for the most part, it was flat and disappointing.

Best arch in the national park! And the hike wasn’t as hard as some may say. Just make sure you start early enough to beat the heat and avoid crowds. We started at 7 am and that was the perfect time. I wouldn’t recommend starting this hike midday; it should honestly be closed around 11 am - 4 pm because that heat can be dangerous!

Keep going to (almost) the end to make sure to catch Sheep Rock and then check out the sign at the viewpoint, some cool info!

hiking
4 days ago

Fun trail with three distinct sections. Just be careful, sign at trailhead lists it as “1.5....one way.” Quickly read it and assumed it was mileage for out and back (like normal...). Was in for a slightly longer trip than planned. Lots of groups complaining about water very early on and resting in any shade they could find. Also lots of little kids with no water and barely any clothing/protection. Plan appropriately, it’s lots of sun and decent climbing for families.

Usually nothing but a 5-star rater because, nature. But the fence is so far back you can’t see any of the fins that make up the “furnace”.... maybe I missed them as others seem to have had better experiences but not a lot of reward here. I’m sure the furnace is beautiful, wherever it is.....

hiking
4 days ago

The hike itself was unremarkable – basically, 1.8 miles each way with no shade and not much to see – and there are better overlooks along the main road. Views were disappointingly hazy in August 2018 from all the fires. Didn’t feel quite worth it.

hiking
4 days ago

The hike up to the Butte was fun for us but wouldn’t be wise for folks with knee/ankle issues. Views were disappointingly hazy in August 2018 from all the fires.

hiking
4 days ago

The best views in Island in the Sky, along with the White Rim overlook, and a very easy trail. Would definitely recommend.

hiking
4 days ago

We did the Big Spring Canyon to Squaw Canyon loop, which I'd describe as perfectly pleasant but not mind-blowing. The highlight for us was climbing out of Big Spring Canyon at roughly the halfway point – definitely a fantastic place to stop for lunch. Some shade (especially in Big Spring) but not a ton. Only saw one other person on a Thursday morning in August. Decent bathrooms at the trailhead.

hiking
4 days ago

This arch is a sunrise must. Get there earlier than 15 minutes before sunrise though because there were a wall of people setup with tripods hogging the entire photograph viewpoints at that time already. If not for the surprising amount of people I would’ve gave 5. Popular spot, so come early if you want a parking spot.

The view point is amazing. If I didn’t have heat exhaustion the day before, I would have gone into the fiery furnace (it’s not actually hot).

hiking
4 days ago

I did the spur to the Ancestral Puebloan granary. It was a moderate trail over sand and rock. It’s so worth climbing along the edge of the butte to see the granary.

I hiked part of this trail along the edge of the cliff. It’s beautiful and fairly easy. There’s just stairs every now and then.

hiking
4 days ago

This is a short easy trail over sand and compacted dirt. There’s some scrambling (if you want) over rocks at the arch. It’s beautiful!

This is a short steep trail where you can see the Delicate Arch in the distance.

This is a nice short trail with lots of shade. There’s a small gap (maybe 2 feet) that you have to squeeze through to get to the sand dune arch.

hiking
4 days ago

This was a good easy-to-moderate trail from the Park Avenue trailhead to the Courthouse Towers. I was there in 100 degree weather and I got heat exhaustion. I almost passed out on the trail. Even if I did, there were enough people around that I would have been okay. There’s next to no shade so bring lots of water and salty snacks.

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