Fisher Towers National Recreation Trail
The BLM will begin construction of an additional parking lot at the Fisher Towers Trailhead on Feb. 26, 2023. Once completed, this project will provide about 30 additional parking spaces and include a new connector trail to the main Fisher Towers National Recreation Trail. On Tues., Feb. 21, 2023, trucks will begin hauling gravel. While visitors should not experience any reduction in the available parking or delays, trucks, equipment and crews will be on-site and in the area for approximately four weeks. The BLM anticipates completing the project by March 3, 2023.
Fisher Towers National Recreation Trail is a popular trail accessed from State Route 128 east of Moab, Utah. The trail was designated as a National Recreation Trail in 2007. The views of Colorado River basin, including Castle Rock, Castle Valley and the Book Cliffs to the north, are stunning. The trail which winds for 2.2 miles around the base of Fisher Towers and climbs up to nearly 360 degree views. Nights bring excellent star grazing viewing opportunities. The towers are popular with experienced climbers. The trail has very limited shade and can be very hot in the summer months.
There is also small five-site campground near the trailhead that accommodates tents and is available on first-come, first-serve basis for $25 dollars a night. The campground has vault toilets, but no water.
From the junction of Highway 191 & State Route 128, drive east 22 miles along the Colorado River. Turn right at the Fisher Towers Campground sign and drive 2.2 miles up the gravel road.