Fisher Towers Trail
Length of Hike
2.2 miles one-way to ridge at trail's end; allow 4 hours round trip.
Type of Hike
Close up views of the Fisher Towers and Onion Creek area. Distant views include the Colorado River, Castle Valley, Fisher Mesa, and the Book Cliffs.
Off Utah Scenic Byway 128. At 21 miles east of the Utah 128/US 191
The Fisher Towers Trail is a great trail for any family because unbelievably amazing views are seen right from the parking lot. You don’t have to complete the entire trail to see incredible sights. The Fisher Towers Trail passes through an amazing array of rock formations from 4-foot tall goblin like formations to the 900-foot Titan. The Fisher Towers are frequented by rock climbers – so cast your eyes high up the tower and see if you can spot some climbers in action.
From the Fisher Towers Trailhead follow the trail down a short set of steps and than along a small slickrock ridge. Next the trail turns south and drops into a ravine before climbing out the other side. After the ravine the trail snakes south along the base of the towers proving an ever changing view. 1 1/2 miles after leaving the trailhead you will reach a viewpoint with an incredible view of a soaring 900-foot tower.
Photo by Shane Burrows
Photo courtesy of BLM
From the viewpoint the trail continues along the base of the massive tower to a sandstone gully where a ladder is provided to defeat the most difficult obstruction on the trail. After the gully the trail veers southwest onto a long ridge. The trail ends 2.3 miles from the trailhead atop a big mushroom, with widespread views of the region.
The trail skirts unfenced drop-offs. Parents should watch children carefully and caution them about the danger of falling.
The hike can be done year round but expect high temperatures with very little shade in the summer months. Summer hikes should be done in the early morning and each hiker should carry at least one liter of water.
Winter hikes can be rewarding with the stark contrast of the white against the red rock, but can also cause the trail to be slick in places. Be careful and watch out for ice on the trail, especially in north facing areas.
Photo by Shane Burrows
Fisher Towers has a small 5 site campground suitable for tent camping located at the trailhead. Campsites are available on a first-come, first served basis.
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