Negro Bill Canyon and Morning Glory Arch

6:29 p.m. on February 28, 2013 (EST)
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Last fall when I pedaled from Wyoming to Arizona I stopped near Moab Utah and went up the Colorado River to a side canyon called Negro Bill and day hiked to Morning Glory Arch.

These are pictures from the hike and some aerial views and top's from my USGS site.


Above and below are the topo and aerial views of Negro Bill canyon


This aerial view shows the head of the side canyon that Morning Glory Arch is in. Where the two angled straight lines are is the arch.


here a rappeler ropes down the arch from above


Northeast view of Morning Glory Arch, note person on rope in lower left corner.


Looking up thru the arch from the NE corner


Person coming down on rope from arch


Looking straight up at the arch


Looking towards the NE corner, there's a rope hanging thru the center.


Another view looking up


One more looking up...


Negro Bill Canyon above


Back along the upper Colorado River from the hwy to Moab looking down river from the mouth of Negro Bill Canyon.


Looking upriver


Negro Bill Canyon is in the first wide open area on the right


I am working on other place areas that I passed thru and hiked on my way south and will have them up later

11:46 p.m. on April 2, 2013 (EDT)
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That brings back memories... I've day hiked it and did a guided canyoneering trip where we rappelled in like that. Thanks for sharing!

11:40 a.m. on April 3, 2013 (EDT)
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Sure thing Trailpotato! Interesting profile name!

I hope to get back up the Colorado River canyon again some day. Lots of side canyons to explore.

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