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.

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
2 hours 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
2 hours 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
2 hours ago

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

hiking
2 hours 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
7 hours 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
21 hours 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
21 hours 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.

hiking
21 hours ago

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
21 hours 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.

hiking
21 hours ago

I hiked this trail starting around 10am before it got too hot. It was pretty steep and I had to stop and catch my breath a few times. There were a lot of people in the same boat. The view from the arch was well worth the hike.

hiking
22 hours ago

So trail was fun, not very well defined itself but had enough cairns, signs, and reflective tape hidden in shrubs to make it doable (in the sunlight). Consider myself a somewhat experienced hiker and I lost the trail multiple times, especially at the ladder - turn around immediately! Wandered around the little valley there until I realized the trail continued right where you step down from the ladder. With all this said, make sure you check your directions. Don’t know if it was alltrails or google maps that messed up but I definitely shoulda double checked...originally had me driving up a 4 wheeling road at Onion Creek for 15 miles in my Jetta....did a decent amount before I turned around and just thought I wasn’t making it to the trailhead. When I got service again briefly I realized there was an actual Fisher Towers campsite and trailhead. Headed over and started almost two hours later than I wanted (with it only being 2.2 mi to the turnaround I thought I was ok), resulting in me being 1.75 miles out in pitch black before realizing my foolishness. Longest, scariest return even with a headlamp and a small flashlight. Moral: don’t trust computers and don’t overestimate your abilities. Still an exhilarating drive and a fun, mentally and physically challenging trail.

hiking
1 day ago

This has made its way to one of my favorite hiking trails. This is a moderate hike that includes navigating rocks, some climbing and crossing the creek several times (and sometimes there weren’t rocks to walk across so wear good hiking boots). I hiked alone but saw about a dozen people during the entire hike. There are some small signs and cairns along the trail to help keep you on course which I was thankful for at times. The arch and natural waterfall forcing its way between two rock faces was worth it at the end.

A pretty good, relatively short hike. Great views from the top. Do wear boots with decent grip though, the scrambling sections are fairly short but definitely shouldn’t be done in sandals or non-grippy footwear.

Really nice short and easy hike to cap off my time at Canyonlands. Did it towards the end of the day when the sun was setting, which really made the experience!

off road driving
2 days ago

We took the trail going through the Hurrah pass trailing the very edge of the clifs and it was wonderful. the top has breathtaking views and the trail isn't too difficult to the top. Going down on the other side to get to the Chicken Trail is a tad bit more difficult but still not too bad.

Very worthwhile walk to see delicate arch. It was super hot so wear a broad rimmed hat and bring plenty water. There are some shady areas under trees and rocks on the way up but it's 95% exposed. Terrain is varied and includes walking up a rock.... not a problem if it's dry. Great views at top. We took some time to enjoy view before returning down. We stopped by to see the petroglyphs.

Amazing beautiful...another tick on my bucket list

Amazing

Really enjoyed it, yeah its short, but nice views

hiking
3 days ago

Only down fall was sooo many people. It would be nice if they took a pic in the arch and let some one else take some.

A easy but interesting trail. The balanced rock is amazing.

hiking
4 days ago

A special arch

hiking
4 days ago

Very beautiful. I saw stars here at night, but it's really hard to find the way in the dark.

You can see many huge steps on the land. That is amazing.

hiking
4 days ago

The scene you can look through the arch likes that in another planet!

A must see in arches and Moab. Take plenty of water. Very hot and busy with people all day long. The hustle and bustle of all the people almost makes it more exciting in this case though. Not as negative as when I see lots of people on other trails I do.

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