How long is the Grandstaff Canyon hike?
The most popular hiking destination within the Grandstaff Canyon trail system tends to be Morning Glory natural bridge located 2.2 miles from the trailhead.
Why was Grandstaff Canyon renamed?
The canyon, campground, and trailhead were renamed for William "Bill" Grandstaff to reflect his legacy of farming in the area during the late 1870's rather than focusing on his ethnicity or skin color. Prior to 2017 the canyon had been known as "Negro Bill Canyon".
Is camping allowed in Grandstaff Canyon?
Grandstaff Campground located near the trailhead along Highway 128 is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. There are 16 individual sites, pit toilets, but no water or RV hookups. Wilderness or backpacking permits and camping policies apply to camping within the canyon itself. Contact [email protected] for more information.
Is Grandstaff Canyon considered a Wilderness Area?
Grandstaff Canyon, with a spring-fed stream that runs feeds a lush riparian ecosystem between the narrowing Navajo Sandstone walls was designated as a Wilderness Study Area in 2017.
Can you fly drones in Grandstaff Canyon?
Drones are NOT allowed in Grandstaff Canyon, not even with a permit. The canyon area is designated wilderness and enforced by the Bureau of Land Management. Morning Glory natural bridge and the Medieval Chamber slot canyon located just beyond the upper reaches of Grandstaff Canyon and therefore are just outside of the banned area.
How do I get to the Grandstaff Canyon trailhead?
From downtown Moab, head north (Highway 191) toward the Colorado River bridge. Just before crossing the bridge, you will turn right, or east onto highway 128, or "River Road" as the locals call it. The trailhead for Grandstaff Canyon trail is located about 6 minutes (3.2 miles) from where highway 191 and 128 meet.
Is there parking at Grandstaff Canyon?
A small parking lot is available at the Grandstaff Canyon Trailhead. If you are hiking up the Grandstaff Canyon trail, this trailhead parking lot is your starting point.
Guests of the Morning Glory Arch Canyoneering Tour will finish their hike out of Grandstaff Canyon at this parking lot where a van will be waiting to return you to Moab and the Moab Adventure Center.