Visit the dog friendly Hunters Canyon

Tom’s Experience hiking Hunters Canyon: 

This was a pretty fun trail that follows a stream up the canyon just to the west of Moab, Utah.

Hiking in Hunters CanyonYou are able to see Hunters Arch on the west canyon wall and if you really want to, you could scramble up some loose rock up the steep canyon to stand underneath it.

Stream Crossing Hunters CanyonThis canyon is pretty similar to Negro Bill Canyon to the east of Moab. The water in the stream flows in spring, summer, and after rainstorms.

Hunters Canyon RiverYou cross the stream multiple times but there are rocks placed so you do not need to get wet unless you’d like to. There are also a few campsites at the trailhead and then farther back along the trail.

Hiking in Hunters CanyonThere is more vegetation in this canyon than many surrounding canyons due to the stream. There is slight elevation gain and the total trail is about 4 miles round-trip.

Hunters CanyonDogs are allowed on this trail and I saw many off leash.

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Trail Info: Follow the Kane Creek Canyon Road out of Moab for about 8 miles. The road will follow the river for a ways and is paved at the beginning and then turns to well maintained dirt. It passes some steep switchbacks as it goes down the canyon. The parking lot is on the left.

GPS:

Hunters Canyon Trailhead38.509854,-109.596833

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Your imagination will soar as you hike the Fisher Towers Trail

Tom’s Experience hiking the Fisher Towers Trail:

This is a very fun place to just go and spend a few hours among the interesting rock formations. The hike is not too difficult and is mostly on sandstone rock without too many changes in elevation.

Hiking Fisher Towers Near Moab

You are able to walk among the Fisher Towers with overlooks into the valley. The tallest tower is called Titan, and rises 900 feet above the trail.

The Titan Tower

Often, you can see climbers climbing the various towers, especially Ancient Art, which is the most popular.

Ancient Art Fisher TowersThe trail is 4.4 miles round trip out-and-back. There is one short ladder section that was maybe 5 feet, which is easy to climb, but our dog was too scared to be lifted up it.

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There is no water on this trail and it can get very hot in the summer months so make sure you bring plenty of water.

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Dogs are allowed on this trail but might have a difficult time on the ladder portion.

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Trail Info: From Moab, drive east along Highway 128, following the river for about 21 miles. There will be signs directing you to the dirt (gravel) road that is fairly well maintained. Follow that road to the Fisher Towers Trailhead and Campgrounds. There is an outhouse at the trailhead. The trail is well marked and is an out-and-back hike. Total round trip mileage is 4.4 miles.

GPS Coordinates:   

Trailhead – 38.724844,-109.308826

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