“When you are generous with your love, you’re really loving yourself, because what comes back is so amazing.” – Rumi
Drive along the gorgeous Colorado River to get to this moderate hiking trail which winds through the canyon to a rock formation called Morning Glory Bridge, which spans 243 feet, the sixth longest natural rock span in the United States. The trail follows a stream through an oasis of cottonwoods, willow trees and towering sandstone cliffs. On the drive to the trail, you may really calm sections of the Colorado River, a perfect spot of paddle boarding.
Length: 4.65 miles out and back
Hiking Only Trail
How to Get there: The trailhead is on Utah Scenic Byway 128, three miles east of the junction with US Hwy 191.
Description: From the parking area next to Hwy 128, follow the trail up the left side of the stream. Keep going upstream for about 1.5 miles.
There are several side canyons. Take the second canyon on your right, two miles from the trailhead. This leads to the Morning Glory Natural Bridge, a stunning natural rock span of 243 feet.
Watch out for the poison ivy that grows under the bridge. Poison ivy has shiny leaves with serrated edges in clusters of three.
You are in the desert so make sure to remember to bring lots of water, drink before you are thirsty, dehydration can sneak up on you here very easily.
Canyon Voyages Adventures rents out paddle boards, kayaks, river rafts and much more.