Explore the most popular dogs on leash 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.

Favorite hike ever

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.

hiking
4 days 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
5 days 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.

Really beautiful scene to see the gooseneck from above.

camping
9 days ago

a wonderful trail with incredible scenery I camped at the 5 site campsite using a hammock tent between the juniper trees. not to hot in July. important to take plenty of water as the red rocks and relative steepness can make it a thirsty hike. there is shade along the break and none slippy shoes are a must. they recommend 4 hours I did it comfortable ly in 3. stopping for views and snacks. the colours at sunset are gorgeous and in July I saw no one and started at. 430pm . there were 2 sites left when I arrived. 15$ a night. no showers but toilet is clean and picnic table and fire pit for every site. pay for spot first before u hike to ensure getting it. great views stayed twice.

Easy hike with beautiful scenery. Highly recommend.

A Moab must!

hiking
15 days ago

Great trail! It's listed as 4.3 miles, but my recording was 5.1 miles. The views into the canyon are beautiful, and the natural bridge at the end of the canyon is awesome!

PSA: This is not a great trail for kids under 8 or 10. The signage isn’t terribly clear and the trail is rough. Our 4 year old did make the trip but it was tough going. In retrospect I would never have done this with her— could totally see a broken wrist/arm/ankle situation.

Just got done hiking the full loop at 2pm. This was such a beautiful hike! We came prepared with 2L + of water and snap towels to keep us cool and snacks. Even though it was in the middle of the day, we were prepared and we loved it!

The trail was marked with Cairns and very easy to follow.

trail running
20 days ago

mostly soft sand, trail is signed and pretty easy to follow, flowing water even in late July and lots of vegetation....make sure you know what poison ivy looks like and you shouldn't have a problem avoiding it

Nice loop hike to oversee the landscape.

Beautiful scenic drive in Moab area.

did the entire loop and the overlooks and it was 6 miles. except for the over looks I saw 2 other people, this was a very isolated hike. the beauty was stunning! so worth it if you are on fence. took 3 hours, bring a gallon of water, not much shade but there is more on the west rim side. I saw 2 very large black ear jack rabbits close by on the west side. they did run away but I was able to watch them for 200 ft, beautiful!

Great trail with an amazing resting spot at the end. Took our 9 year old, lab and 22 month old on our back. Better to do this hike in the morning due to the heat. Our pooch had a hard time with her paws getting too hot. Plenty of areas to cool off as there is water all along the route. Even found a nice pool about 2 feet deep to play in. Perfect family hike!

Great views and a fun hike, but I did this hike in the heat of the day. Faced with the same situation again I would do a short hike near the visitors center and another one at the main overlook. You wouldn’t be sacrificing any views and it would be worth it to avoid the heat.

superb morning hike. it's primarily west-facing and the shade is nice.

I visited a few years ago. It's a fun climb to the tracks, and to the rock art a little higher up. Also, we found more dinosaur tracks on a stone slab to the left of the rock art. I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere else. Enjoy!

off road driving
1 month ago

did this today in my stock nissan frontier. fantastic trail with amazing scenery. must do!

Relatively easy hike. When you get to the bridge and short of water you can refill your bottle with the water seeping through the rock. Several spots to cool off if you choose to dip into the stream. I did.

hiking
1 month ago

One of my favorite hikes now. Even though there is shade bring water when it's hot out. Some minor scrambling but just a pleasant hike with a great cavern at the end. This will be on my to do list each time I visit Moab. Highly recommend.

hiking
1 month ago

Wildlife, wildflowers and yes, poison ivy. I think we successfully avoided the poison ivy. The bridge and area around the bridge, amazing.

Beautiful hike but watch out for the poison ivy and take plenty of water

Swimming ? Any one knows of any places to swim along the ride?

Did this trail with two of our kids yesterday ages 21 and 10. Beautiful scenery but there is an abundance of poison ivy so be careful! There were some parts of the trail that were a tight squeeze on slippery rock but it was very manageable for all of us.

Incredible view looking into Canyonlands. If you plan to visit Canyonlands, this is a must-do.

06/11 no poison ivy, just beautiful! Went at about 7am and it was a little chilly. Super easy, great starter for the day.

hiking
1 month ago

A great hike for a summer day! Able to take the dogs and it’s partially shaded so it wasn’t as hot as other trails in the area. Lots of water crossings, your feet will get wet! Nice scenery with the rock canyons, bushes, plants and stream/river! Be careful, there is a lot of poison ivy but easy to avoid- just be aware.

Total 5.0 miles. I would rate this as easy.

Very nice hike...the east rim part of the loop is more crowded, shorter and more scenic than the west rim section. Make sure to pack enough water.

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