My Hike On The Fisher Towers Trail; Photos of Climbers, Gigantic Rock Towers and Utah Scenery
Spectacular Rock Towers in Southeast Utah The Fisher Towers stand like behemouths among the scenery on Highway 128,
and a 2.2 mile trail goes along the base of the towers, weaving its way in and out.
The massive rock towers are also popular for climbers who dare to ascend rocks named King Fisher, Ancient Art, Cottontail Tower, Echo Tower and the Titan.
It may sound trite, but you must see the Fisher Towers in person. Go. This is a special place among the many gorgeous canyons,
arches and rock structures around Moab, Utah.
Directions: The Fisher Towers are located off of Utah State Highway 128, between Cisco and Moab. There is a dirt road (okay for a 2WD vehicle)
that leads about one mile to the trailhead. You can also search for "Fisher Towers Utah" on Google maps to find it.
The rock in the foreground is named the Cobra, with the Fisher Towers behind. Be prepared for scenery like this throughout the trail.
The Fisher Towers Trail runs along the base of this distinct vertical rock. That odd shaped point at the top is known as Ancient Art.
Nice views of King Fisher (left). The four pointed rocks are named Ancient Art.
That squiggly rock at the top is probably the most well-known among the Fisher Towers.
Yes, climbers do ascend to the top of that rock, and this was featured in a recent
Citibank TV commercial. :)
Here it is ...
Looking straight up at Ancient Art from the south.
Another view of Ancient Art.
I'm telling you, the red rock scenery is spectacular. :)
As I hiked farther on the trail, here's a look back at Ancient Art (left) and King Fisher (right).
The Cobra At The Fisher Towers
This smaller rock is named Cobra. It looks funny, doesn't it?
At the bottom, in the climbing section, I included a photo of someone who reached its top.
Looking directly up at Cottontail Tower.
In some ways, these towering rocks reminded me of the tall buildings in New York City.
A better and sunnier view of Cottontail Tower (left) and Echo Tower (right).
The rock on the left was so tall!
In fact, scroll down two photos. Can you see the people on the bottom left of the trail? That'll give you perspective on the size of the Fisher Towers!
The ladder may look scary, but it's easy to get through.
Three more photos of those towers.
TOP PHOTO: Hikers stand on the trail in the bottom left.
(Click any image to view it at a larger size.)
The north side of Titan Tower.
The Titan at Fisher Towers
With the sun at my back, here's a better photo of the Titan.
Notice the climbers on the right side of the rock.
The Fisher Towers. So pretty.
The trail continues toward an overlook with views in all directions.
Here's the view toward the Colorado River and the Book Cliffs afar.
The end of the trail.
A token photo of me. I'm telling you ... even since my first visit to Moab, Utah in 1994,
this region has captivated my soul like no other. Do check out the Fisher Towers for yourself!
Tribute to Climbers of the Fisher Towers
As I researched the Fisher Towers, I found many online images of crazy people climbing these rocks.
Below are three photos of peoples' impressive accomplishments.
These images are owned by their respective owners and a link to their website is posted.