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Grandstaff Canyon Trail

Cut into the Navajo Sandstone by a small, perennial stream that begins about six miles from the southern shore of the Colorado River, this canyon trail winds along the stream through an oasis of cottonwood and willow trees, cut off from the desert above by towering sandstone cliffs. Morning Glory Natural Bridge spans the head of one of Grandstaff Canyon’s side canyons at the end of the trail. Leashed dogs are welcome on two-mile long trail to Morning Glory Bridge. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

Grandstaff Canyon Trail has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 8 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Ruth
    Jun. 24, 2021
    Great Hike by the Stream

    This was a really fun hike that crisscrossed the stream constantly. The scenery was beautiful and the terrain was very easy. However, the trail itself was too hot for our pup, but that was on us, hiking in the afternoon in 109F heat! So, be prepared for it to be hot with long stretches with no shade, but if you get there early or during a different time of year I imagine it would be perfect! I’d definitely do it again!

  • Michael & Shalise
    Apr. 24, 2021
    Great start to our hiking summer!

    This was our first road trip of 2021. We travel with our two doggies, Indy & Boone. This is a scenic, mostly shaded, several stream crossings, cactus beds, and an absolutely BEAUTIFUL hike. We loved it! The dogs loved it!!! I recommend this hike. Thank you to all who have commented and Bringfido.com. The descriptions were spot on!

  • Kristina
    Feb. 15, 2021
    What A Great Hike!!

    We left below zero temps in Colorado for some desert hiking and we were not disappointed!! We all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day hike! The weather was great and the trail was so much fun for Kiah! she loves to jump over rocks and streams so this was perfect! We were the first ones to the natural bridge that day - a treasure at the end for sure!! #kiahlovestravel!

  • Steffy
    Nov. 27, 2020
    Grandstaff Canyon

    This is our favorite dog-friendly trail. if it’s a hot day both humans and dogs can cool off in the water throughout.
    most dogs are off leash and happy. Keep pups close as there are some steep areas and lizard dogs may wander. There is the coolest arch and water fall at the end!!!

  • Daphne
    Jul. 19, 2019
    Great Trail

    The trail is mostly shaded if you go in am. The trail follows and crosses back and forth across a stream! Great for playing and drinking

  • Laura
    Jun. 20, 2019
    Awesome And Easy Hike

    Wonderful, quick hike with the pups. Water throughout the entire trail to help cool the pups down. We went in the early morning to avoid the heat. As we returned, the sun was shining bright but there were still moments of shade and relief! WATCH OUT FOR FOX’s TAIL AND POISON IVY! Poison ivy grows abundantly on this trail and although the dogs won’t react, if they get in it and come into contact with you, it won’t be fun. Also, we pulled at least 5 fox’s tails from our dogs paws because they were so close to the trail’s edge. Just be cautious.

  • Mackenzie
    Sep. 7, 2018
    Grandstaff Canyon - A Must!

    This was by far our favorite dog-friendly hike in the Moab area! Our pup got too hot on most of the other hikes, but this beautiful hike has a stream the whole way through so she was able to play in the water to cool down. The end of the hike is stunningly beautiful. A must-do hike!

  • Irene
    More than a year ago
    What a great hike!

    We loved our early morning hike into the recently re-named Grandstaff Canyon. Still named for the same area pioneer, just using his last name. Our hound dog adored being able to get out on the trail after the prior day's riding around the local national parks. There was plenty of up and down, several stream crossings on good steady rocks, much sniffing and a clearly marked, medium challenging trail. This is a beautiful, dog friendly hike that our family would certainly recommend.

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