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Negro Bill Canyon Trail

Moab, UT
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Lovely hike away from the crowds

This trail is now called Granstaff Trail. We did it the morning we were leaving. We had to check... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Fruit Heights
via mobile
good short hike

Great, not to challenging, hike. Took two children, 9 and 11 yo, with no problems or complaining... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Avondale, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This trail is now called Granstaff Trail. We did it the morning we were leaving. We had to check out of our hotel (Red Cliffs Lodge) by noon and wanted to get in one more hike. The reviews said about four hours but we were...More

Thank lizardroberts
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great, not to challenging, hike. Took two children, 9 and 11 yo, with no problems or complaining. They enjoyed it...mountains and streams to cross.

Thank envirotraveler
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is always a nice hike - no matter if you go only a part or all the way to the arch. Being so close to the town makes it really convenient, and it really comes handy when you encounter a high winds day -...More

Thank MXB48
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have a large group of friends with about 25 kids ages 6 to 14. This hike goes in and out of the water several times which keeps the kids engaged. There is a nice natural bridge at the end. It also offers good shade,...More

Thank jvh24_913
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a relatively flat walk with a few rocky ledges and some stepping stone creek crossings. Ends at large arch with a natural spring coming out of the rock face which is quite interesting to see. Moderately busy walk. Cant get lost.

Thank myno1tips
Reviewed 1 week ago

My greyhound Brigitte has a fragile right front leg (bone cancer). We are not supposed to be hiking but she loved this trail. Soft sand, cool stream, dog friendly. Fabulous canyon!

Thank HoundPersonPDX
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very nice morning hike, but I don't think it's 3.1 miles. (It's longer). The stream crossings are many but low this time of year. A bit of rock scrambling up and down; the shorter you are the more of a scramble, but nothing to...More

Thank Anna K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While Utah is keeping the Negro Bill Canyon Trail name, BLM changed the sign to to read Grandstaff Trailhead (the last name of William Grandstaff - the cowboy who ran cattle in that area). Just wanted to clear up any confusion people might have.

2  Thank Rita B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful canyon just northeast of Moab. It's usually well-travelled, but not unpleasantly so. (You meet nice dogs along the way.) It can get warm, so earlier in the day might be better, but there's lots of shade, and most of the trail...More

1  Thank Pat P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hiked half way late in the day which was cooler & had a little breeze. There was a fair amount of people with their dogs. There is a restroom in the parking lot but more parking across the highway. We'll do the whole canyon...More

Thank Rosemary D
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Josh S
Hi everyone! Years ago I camped with some friends on the Green River in Moab. I believe that the campground was called "Negro Bill's," but I could be wrong. Does anyone know of some great camping sites in proximity to this trail, or on the river? I remember it being so amazing that I would like to return. Thanks!
18 March 2015|
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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.