Hiking the Fisher Towers Trail in Moab

I decided to go on a quick weekend trip over to Moab just to get away for a day. After work on Friday morning I drove west into Utah and arrived in Moab at lunch time. The streets were pretty crowded with cars and the sidewalks busy with people, I was afraid I might be arriving a bit too late on a weekend and wouldn’t be able to find a good campsite. After searching many of the BLM campgrounds in the area for about an hour, I finally came across an open site and quickly claimed it for the night. I have visited Moab a few times to check out Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, but never this far out on the 128 to the Fisher Towers area.

Information sign for the Fisher Towers Trail in Moab, Utah.

After setting up my tent I headed out for the Fisher Towers Trail which is located at the campground. The trail is 2.2 miles each way and has a total elevation gain of 984 feet. It took me just under 2 hours to complete a roundtrip hike, the trailhead information recommended allowing 4 hours and also gave an elevation gain of around 600 feet.

Graphs and stats for a hike in Moab, Utah at the Fisher Towers Trail
My statistics for hiking the Fisher Towers Trail.
The trail descending into the canyon.
The trail descending into the canyon.
The trail descends lower before heading up the rest of the way.
The trail descends lower before heading up the rest of the way.
The trail going up and around
The trail going up and around
5 climbers on the rock face at Fisher Towers.
5 climbers on the rock face at Fisher Towers.
Ropes hanging down the rock face. Looked like the climbers went into a cave or hole in the rock about halfway up.
In Moab, Utah hiking the Fisher Towers Trail. Castle Rock can be seen in the center of the picture.
Hiking the Fisher Towers Trail in Moab, Utah.
At the end of the Fisher Towers trail, the Colorado River can be seen in the distance.
Shoes and legs at the top of the trail
Made it to the top of the Fisher Towers trail in exactly 1 hour. This is a 2.2 mile trail gaining just under 1,000 feet in elevation.
Looking east from the top of the trail.
Castle Rock in the distance, looking southwest from the end of the Fisher Towers trail.

 

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