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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 Mapcard.com my USGS site.


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


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here a rappeler ropes down the arch from above


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



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Looking up thru the arch from the NE corner



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Person coming down on rope from arch


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Looking straight up at the arch


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


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Another view looking up


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One more looking up...
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Negro Bill Canyon above


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


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Looking upriver


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

April 24, 2014
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