Negro Bill Canyon

Moab, Utah

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A delightful day hike in a slickrock canyon in the Negro Bill Wilderness Study Area. The hiker-only trail winds through the canyon to Morning Glory Arch, the sixth largest natural bridge in the United States. It’s a fine place for beginning hikers and children, with Morning Glory Arch just off the canyon’s main section only 2 miles from the trailhead. The well-marked trail follows the canyon bottom, crossing the stream several times. Usually you can hop this perennial stream, but there may be some crossings where your feet get wet.
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Hiking Utah

by Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert (Falcon Guides)

A delightful day hike in a slickrock canyon in the Negro Bill Wilderness Study Area. The hiker-only trail winds through the canyon to Morning Glory Arch, the sixth largest natural bridge in the United States.

It’s a fine place for beginning hikers and children, with Morning Glory Arch just off the canyon’s main section only 2 miles from the trailhead. The well-marked trail follows the canyon bottom, crossing the stream several times. Usually you can hop this perennial stream, but there may be some crossings where your feet get wet.

©  Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Moab
Distance: 4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: One day
Season: Spring and fall
Trailhead Elevation: 4,000 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Local Contacts: Moab Field Office, BLM
Local Maps: USGS Moab, USGS Rill Creek, National Geographic Trails Illustrated Arches National Park Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Negro Bill Canyon

Recent Trail Reviews

4/10/2009
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Great day hike. Beautiful arch at the end of the canyon makes this a worth while hike. FYI. You cross a lot of streams and hike in sand for a lot of the time so prepare with water shoes or chacos..I hiked this in socks and hiking shoes and my feet did not like the constant wetness.


4/15/2008
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A gorgeous little canyon, with a permanent stream. The green lushness here is such a sharp contrast to the barren desert that surrounds it.



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