NileGuide Expert Says:
Really gorgeous and easily accessed from the highway, this hike is a must-do.
Scenic Byway 128
Moab, UT 84532
-If you can get past the old, old-school name of Negro Bill Canyon (named after William Granstaff, an African American prospector and rancher), you have the opportunity to explore a lovely canyon cut into Navajo Sandstone. If winding through cottonwood and willow trees on a beautiful Utah day isn't enough, consider hiking toward the Morning Glory Natural Bridge. It's the sixth longest natural bridge in the US. Starting from Scenic Byway 128 (a fantastic trip in itself), you'll head out into the canyon on the trail on the left side of the stream. The trip itself is popular and the trail is easy to follow. With a few water crossings, be prepared to get your feet wet, especially during spring runoff. As with most Utah hikes, bring water, wear proper footwear and a hat, etc. Keep an eye out for poison ivy along the way.