Last Friday (5-24) was family hike day and Negro Bill Canyon Trail to Morning Glory Bridge was the hike of choice. The hike is 4.2 miles round trip. It is a constructed trail along a stream.
The area is part of the Colorado River watershed and the stream flows directly into the main channel of the Colorado River in Moab Canyon.
For the first 1 mile or so, the trail follows the stream on the left. We all enjoyed the plant life.
Wild roses and scrub oaks lined the trail.
It was shady and cool.
We crossed over the stream eight or nine times.
Morning Glory Bridge has a span of 243 feet. It is the sixth longest natural bridge in the U.S.
I was just a little curious about how this trail got it's name.
The canyon was named after William Granstaff, a prospector and rancher who grazed his cattle here in the late 1800s.
He was the first non-Caucasian pioneer to do so.
I'm not sure who had more fun on the hike...Dover and Wrecks or Joe and I.
We did meet several other hikers going and coming with pets. Some hikers even had children!
A short video Joe took at Morning Glory Bridge :
I also included a short clip that shows how pretty the stream is:
We had a fun hike. What a wonderful way to spend the morning!
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