Onion Creek, Fisher Towers

Total Miles


1722.38 ft


2 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This fun drive is open to unlicensed vehicles, but you'll need to stay on the main road. There's an opportunity to get up close to Fisher Towers by taking a short hike that concludes with an overlook of Onion Creek. Be sure not to drive in the creek unless you're specifically crossing it.


Easy. A car can do it under normal conditions. Four-wheel drive may be needed after a storm. Slippery when wet at the end as you climb out of canyon. Creek is usually a trickle, but can be deep after heavy rains. Flash floods are possible.

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Access Description

From Highway 191 north of Moab, take Highway 128 along the Colorado River 20.2 miles. Turn right on well-marked Onion Creek Road soon after mile marker 20. The turn for Fisher Towers is another 0.8 mile.