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Fisher Towers Trail

Fisher Towers Trail

Fisher Towers Trail

Page Type: Route

Location: Utah, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 38.72500°N / 109.292°W

Object Title: Fisher Towers Trail

Route Type: Hiking trail approach

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Class 1

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Created/Edited: Nov 7, 2004 / Apr 30, 2009

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The Fisher Towers Trail is the most popular approach for the western towers such as Titan and Ancient Art. From the parking lot at the trailhead, the trail heads mostly east along a bench along the western towers base. The official trail ends after 2.2 miles, but the bench can still be followed and there are paths of use for at least another mile. Those who are not into hard-core climbing will enjoy hiking this spactacular trail.

Approach hike
Kessler, Kris and Shaylee on the Fisher Towers Trail.

Getting There

Fisher Towers Trail: To get to the trailhead, drive north from Moab along Highway 128, or south from Cisco on Highway 128 to the Fisher Towers Road, which branches east from Highway 128 between mile markers 21 and 22. Follow the road to its end at the trailhead. This road is good for all cars.

Fisher Towers Trail and Tower Identification

The Fisher Towers Trail is marked in red.

Tower ID

1: Lizard Rock
2: Dock Rock
3: Ancient Art
4: Cobra
5: Minotaur
6: King Fisher
7: Echo Tower
8. Cottontail Tower
9. Oracle
10. Titan
11. Hydra

Trail Description

The trail drops down a set of step before climbing to and following a minor ridge. The trail then drops down and climbs out of several ravines before reaching a bench along the base of the towers. There are many spectacular views along the way and after 1.5 miles the Titan Viewpoint is reached.

The trail then heads straight for the Titan and follows its base south and to and along a ridge. There is a ladder to climb along the way. The main trail ends on the ridge (2.2 miles from the trailhead), but several other minor trails branch off and follow various benches along the way.

Straight up the South Face
Looking straight up the south face of Ancient Art from the Fisher Towers Trail.

Essential Gear

If just hiking the trail, just bring a good pair of boots. A full climbing rack is needed to climb any of the towers.