Tall Tales From The Field

Utah’s Negro Bill Canyon Trail

You’re probably wondering about the name.  William Granstaff , a black man, settles in Moab in 1877 and successfully becomes a cattle rancher. The trail leads you through this glorious canyon composed of Navajo Sandstone, Cottonwoods, Willows, Juniper, Pinyon Pine, some prickly Cactus and one refreshing perennial creek.  The big payoff is at the end(2 1/4 miles from the trailhead), the Morning Glory Natural Bridge, at 243 feet wide.  A natural bridge is an arch but with water running under it.

Negro Bill Canyon Stream

Moab Negro Bill Canyon

Autumn Cottonwood

Colorful Oak Leaves

Fallen Pinyon

Juniper

Desert Vegeatation

Cracks In The Rock

Moab Morning Glory Natural Bridge

Moab Morning Glory Natural Bridge

Moab Morning Glory Natural Bridge

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6 responses

  1. Beautiful! I’ll have to get down there one of these days!

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    November 7, 2014 at 11:14 AM

  2. Some really great shots here! I’m envious of your environs!

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    November 7, 2014 at 11:19 AM

  3. Lovely!

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    November 7, 2014 at 12:00 PM

  4. Amy

    You captured the majesty of the canyon!

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    November 7, 2014 at 1:09 PM

  5. Amazing! Thanks for posting!

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    November 16, 2014 at 7:05 AM

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