NileGuide Expert tip:
Multiple stream crossings, so wear appropriate foot gear
A year-round stream in Negro Bill Canyon
adds a cool and lush ambiance to this hike. Geologically speaking, a natural bridge is formed by rock that slowly was shaped into a bridge by water. Morning Glory, however, is actually an alcove arch. Its 243-foot length is dramatic and a fun cap to an overall wonderful hike. Moderate in terms of difficulty, the five-mile round trip jaunt should take up a morning or an afternoon, although making it a lunch hike is a pleasant option as well.
Find the trailhead by driving north out of Moab on Utah 191. Turn right (east) when you reach U.S. 128, which runs alongside the Colorado River. The parking area on the right hand side of the road will be 3.1 miles beyond; keep a sharp eye out for it by watching your odometer.