We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
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
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
Chicago, Illinois
Read all 586 reviews
All photos (213)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“poison ivy”(64 reviews)
“natural bridge”(56 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Moab, UT
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Moab
from US$ 107.51
More Info
from US$ 119.46
More Info
from US$ 119.46
More Info
from US$ 246.52
More Info
Reviews (586)
Filter reviews
572 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews poison ivy morning glory bridge natural bridge great hike stream crossings stepping stones small stream easy hike elevation gain miles round trip favorite hike hiking shoes moderate hike mile hike lots of water the river great scenery
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 572 reviews
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
1  Thank Taylor B
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
Thank Kateena C
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 38 nearby hotels
Hampton Inn Moab
1,381 reviews
3.94 km away
Apache Motel
281 reviews
3.94 km away
Days Inn by Wyndham Moab
246 reviews
3.94 km away
Comfort Suites Moab near Arches National Park
795 reviews
3.95 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 100 nearby restaurants
Quesadilla Mobilla
1,237 reviews
4.24 km away
Sweet Cravings Bakery + Bistro
1,079 reviews
4.05 km away
Antica Forma
279 reviews
4.12 km away
Moyo - Moab Yogurt
235 reviews
4.04 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 199 nearby attractions
Delicate Arch
1,654 reviews
3.44 km away
Wilson's Arch
537 reviews
4.13 km away
Museum of Moab
71 reviews
4.14 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
1 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
27 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from Mary G | Reviewed this property |
We started around 9:00. Such a beautiful hike. A favorite in the Moab area.
Josh S
17 March 2015|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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.