Fisher Towers Trail

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Fisher Towers Trail

Bureau of Land Management Backcountry Trail
  • Length
    2.2 miles
  • Elevation Gain
  • Route Type
    out & back
 (2 reviews)
  • Goblins along the trail. Photo by Stuart Macdonald.
  • Goblins along the trail. Photo by Stuart Macdonald.
  • Hikers and leashed dog on the Fisher Towers trail. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.
  • New sign. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.
  • BLM ranger installs a new sign. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.
  • View from the Fisher Towers trail. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.
  • A climber savors the moment at Fisher Towers. Photo by Valerie A. Russo.
  • Halloween at Fisher Towers. Photo by Ashli Murdock.
  • Fisher Towers camp. Photo by Ida Koric.
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Location: 22 miles east of Moab, UT, At BLM's Fisher Towers Recreation Site, off Scenic Byway 128, 21 miles northeast of Moab.

  • States: Utah
  • Counties: Grand

The Fisher Towers Hiking Trail is a popular trail (16,000 visits in 2006) that provides access to a unique scenic geology hike in North America. The 2.2-mile-long trail is used by people from all over the world. It winds around the base of the towers which are internationally recognized features. The tallest sandstone monolith, the Titan, is the largest freestanding sandstone spire in the world. The Titan towers 900 feet above hikers on the hiking trail below. Fisher Towers is an outstanding natural resource and an iconic symbol of southern Utah. Fisher Towers Trail allows the public to walk in among the towers and access their beauty. The trail provides a unique way for the public to experience the forces of geology that are characteristic of the Colorado Plateau.

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Valerie Russo
Valerie Russo
Nov 21, 2018
Hold on -- we need a cable!

From the Fisher Towers trail, hikers can watch climbers make their way to the top of their chosen sandstone tower and can enjoy views of distinctive buttes in the distance (Castle Rock, the Monastery and the Monsignor). But there's one section of slickrock on the trail that's too steep to climb safely without a secure cable to hold onto. Of course, athletic climbers can bound up the slickrock like mountain goats, but casual hikers could use some help.

Oct 13, 2017
Spectacular rock formations east of Moab

This is one of the most amazing trails I've hiked. Location is right off the river highway east of Moab so it's convenient if you're coming or going in the Colorado direction. The scale of the rocks is vast but you're right in the middle of them, so it's more intimate than the national monuments and of course not so crowded. Trail is well developed and easy to follow.

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Public Contact

Katie Stevens
Moab BLM
82 East Dogwood
Moab, 84532
[email protected](435) 259-2100

Contact the trail manager for current maps and visiting details.

More Details

  • Elevation (low): 4717
  • Elevation (high): 5550
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  • Part of a Trail System? No
  • Surface (primary): Soil
  • Surfaces (additional): Rock, smooth

  • Tread Width (average): 24"
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  • Certified as an NRT
    May 31, 2007
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