Fisher Towers is another hike in the Moab area of Utah that isn't within a designated park. Anyone can just drive in, park, and hike among massive red rock towers. Because it's outside of Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park, it's not as well known or as crowded as other area hikes.
We headed out scenic Hwy 128 west of Moab, Utah. At mile marker 21, we turned off and took the two-mile dirt road up toward Fisher Towers.
Unfortunately, the light was pretty harsh when we finally arrived. So the early pics didn't turn out quite as good as I wanted.
We took on the 2.2 mile (4.4 roundtrip) trail with 670 feet of elevation change.
Linda is a tiny speck in front of the tree in the lower right corner of this shot.
The lighting got a little better as we climbed around the towers and got the sun more at our backs.
The towers just seemed to get larger as we turned each corner. The one that dwarfed Linda is the shorter one on the left.
Towers to our left, canyons and the valley to our right as we climbed.
And still the towers got taller.
We reached what we thought was the end of the trail and found a cool spot in the shade to have some lunch.
With the full parking lot at the trailhead, we were surprised to find ourselves alone. And the views from our resting spot weren't too shabby.
Bear with me as I pan around for you.
After lunch we determined that we hadn't reached the end of the trail. There was still more.
I finally found my "dead tree" shot of the day.
We eventually got to the point where we could see the Colorado River wind through the valley.
And our Jeep is down at the end of the rocks in the center as they slant down to the left.
At this point, we are out on a wide ridge with the valley to our right and this view to our left.
More red rocks, snow on the mountains, and what looked like mounds of green sand.
The photos are a long, long way from doing the scene justice.
Finally, we reached the end of the trail. We knew because there was a sign that said "Trail Ends".
Here is the view of Fisher Towers and the Colorado from the end of the trail.
We were able to hang out and enjoy the vistas by ourselves for a little while.
Eventually, we headed back down. I put my camera away and just enjoyed the hike.
I took one last shot of the towers at the bottom before we left.
You don't realize how massive they are until you get up into them and behind them.
The Fisher Towers trail gets very high marks from us. It is definitely one of our top Moab area hikes. Spectacular!