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Negro Bill Canyon Trail of Utah
Negro Bill Canyon Trail
Maob, Utah, 84532 | 435-259-2100
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Negro Bill Canyon Trail: Hiking, Bird Watching & Photography

Named for William Granstaff, a black prospector and rancher who raised cattle in the area in the late 1800s, this scenic trail winds past a running stream that flows year-round. Hike past cottonwood and willow trees and admire views of majestic Navajo sandstone cliffs. Morning Glory Bridge is the hiker's reward at the end of the trail. Ranked as the sixth largest natural bridge in the United States by the Bureau of Land Management, it spans 243 feet with views of the side canyons. Enjoy beautiful photo opportunities and bird watching where you will also find some exotic plant-life and a summer oasis.


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  • Hiking
  • Picnics
  • Photography
  • Bird Watching


  • How long is the hike on the trail?

    The goal is to reach Morning Glory Bridge. It is the sixth longest natural rock span in the United States and 243 ft. long. The hike to the bridge is two miles and includes a steep slope along the way. It takes approximatelyfour hours round trip to complete. A stream runs through the canyon year-round and views of the surrounding plant life and canyon walls are worth the hike. Expect to cross a creek and get your feet wet.
  • Is there anywhere to park nearby?

    The trailhead is accessible from Utah Scenic Byway 128. It is three miles east of the junction with U.S. 191. There is a parking area next to Utah 128. Follow the trail on the left side of the stream for approximately 1.5 miles. Pay attention to the signs warning not to touch the poison ivy growing by the pool under the bridge. You may also encounter cacti along the trail, so be careful.

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