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William Grandstaff Canyon

This was possibly the best hike and trail we've been on. Spectacular color in the fall season and... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
Tom F
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El Dorado Hills, California
Controversy over the canyon's name

How can a remote canyon in southeast Utah become a subject of controversy? Why can't people accept... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Taylor B
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

This was possibly the best hike and trail we've been on. Spectacular color in the fall season and every turn was an amazing view. We loved this hike and the arch at the end was impressive.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tom F
Reviewed 18 October 2018

How can a remote canyon in southeast Utah become a subject of controversy? Why can't people accept the natural beauty of desert landscape and let it go at that? From the late 19th century until the 1960s, Grandstaff Canyon was called (bleep) Bill Canyon, then...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

Nice views of the Colorado River. Moderate hike into Cataract. There are also other short hikes off the scenic byway that starts Lions Park

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wgetz13
Reviewed 22 September 2018

This trail, also known as Grandstaff Trail, is a relatively easy, beautiful trail that follows a creek up to Morning Glory Natural Bridge. Beautiful greenery and vegetation along the way but be careful of Poison Ivy which is abundant. Round trip distance is about 4.3...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ann012011
Reviewed 4 September 2018

It is worth going all the way to the Morning Glory bridge. A few more rocks added in the streams would be a help to keep feet dry. Moderate hike with great scenery of the canyon.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lse72016
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Rename Grandstaff Trail. Beautiful trail, moderate level. Runs along a stream and crosses over several times. Will need to get your shoes wet, but not much, at least when we went. Seems to be where more locals go than tourists.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 768Dave
Reviewed 16 August 2018

This is one of the hidden gems to see BUT ONLY IF YOU START BEFORE SUNRISE. The hike will take you to Morning Glory Arch that presents a beautiful light display during sunrise. Afterward, it's just another cool arch. Go have fun and wear shoes...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mikemG6720DF
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Great morning hike! We arrived at 7.30 am and there was only one car at the trailhead. We didn't see anybody until we reached the natural bridge, where a few groups were canyoneering in. The parking lot was packed when we completed the hike. In...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank FLtravels
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Very cool, but it is hot in the summer with limited shade. Bring lots of water, fill up whenever you can and jump in the creek.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AmyM4479
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Do this hike in the AM and there is plenty of shade, the arch at the end is worth the trek, you also follow a small stream most of the way so you can wet your feet or t shirt to help you stay cool

Date of experience: July 2018
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1 May 2018|
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Response from Sachkia | Reviewed this property |
Never went to Utah in the summer but mid May might be ok. There is no shade but because it’s a canyon it keeps it a little cool. The downside is it’s a hike so you’ll sweat eitherway. We started at 9 in March. I say start... More
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Sachkia
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Response from Mary G | Reviewed this property |
We started around 9:00. Such a beautiful hike. A favorite in the Moab area.
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Response from Aquaangelua08 | Reviewed this property |
Camped at Negro Bill last June. It's still there across from the trailhead. There are a bunch of other campsites along the river with varying amenities.
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