Fisher Towers Trail

Grand County, Utah

Elevation Gain2,778ft
Trailhead Elevation4,742ft
Elevation Min/Max4673/5621ft
Elevation Start/End4742/4742ft

Fisher Towers Trail

Fisher Towers Trail is a hiking trail in Grand County, Utah. It is two miles long and begins at 4,742 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,778 feet. The Fisher Towers Campground (elevation 4,731 feet) camp site is near the trailhead. There are also parking and restrooms. Echo Tower, The Titan, Cottontail Tower, and Ancient Art can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near the Fisher Towers Photopoint viewpoint. This trail connects with the following: Trail to Photo Area.

Fisher Towers Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"After about 30 minutes you approach the base of the first tower. These towers are fins, or monoliths, that extend hundreds of vertical feet upward with sheer cliff faces. The tower walls are unique—they look like the edges of huge sandcastles smoothed by scraping fingers down the walls.

The towers are remnants of a mesa that eroded over eons. Above the towers to the east, the mesa top rises hundreds of feet higher. The trail follows benches between the base of the towers and the edges of the washes below."

"This hike has one 6-foot ladder that your dog will need help with. The hike is suitable for small dogs that are easily carried up and down the ladder. Large dogs will be able to hike only to the ladder. Bring water for your dog."

"A maze of soaring sandstone towers surrounds you on this moderate hike to a high ridge above Onion Creek. The Fisher Towers Trail explores the Fisher Towers, one of the Utah canyon country’s most bizarre landscapes.

The area is a maze of soaring fins, pinnacles, minarets, gargoyles, spires, and strangely shaped rock formations east of Moab. The towers, soaring monuments to erosion, are composed of dark red Cutler sandstone topped by harder Moenkopi sandstone and draped with mud curtains."

"Fisher Towers is a beautiful hike far enough removed from general civilization to discourage the masses but easy enough to access that it doesn’t dissuade the casual adventurer. Well known to rock climbers, the area is somewhat
less popular with day hikers, but it is a fantastical foray into the geologic wonders that stun those who visit."

Fisher Towers Trail Reviews

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Although the views are stunning, after about 1.75 miles you reach a 6 foot ladder, impassable for our dogs. This was recommended as a dog-friendly Trail, but due to the ladder it turned out to be not the best for dogs. But the proximity of the soaring Towers is hard to beat, gorgeous!
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Great hike that never seems to get old. We like to go early in the morning when you are mostly likely to spot climbers on the walls.
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this was a nice easy hike ,about 4.5 miles out and back.there was some exposure but it wasn't radical. the finish is a great overlook of the towers and the whole valley. great vistas and you get up close to the towers. if you are lucky you might catch some climbers like we did. one climber stood atop one of the towers and yahooed!! great hike

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Trail Information

Grand County
Nearby City
BLM Moab Field Office
Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Moab Field Office, 82 E. Dogwood, Moab 84532; (435) 259-2100; <a href=""></a>
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Bureau of Land Management, Moab Field Office
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-minute Castle
USGS Fisher Towers
USGS Fisher Towers; Trails Illustrated Moab East Mountain Biking and Recreation
USGS Moab, Moab Trails Illustrated Explorer
Local Maps

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Sep 2018