Maple Canyon Loop Trail Moroni Utah in 360 Degrees

   
Maple Canyon Arch in Moroni Utah
Maple Canyon Arch in Moroni Utah

Maple Canyon Loop Trail 

-Moroni Utah- in 360 Degrees

Maple Canyon is this crazy unique place that looks like formations were created by cementing together tons of large river rocks.  It looks like it was created by aliens.  The Closer you get, the stranger it seems.  If you look at the side of the above arch, you can see how it looks like it has bubbles coming out of it.  Those are round rocks that have been cemented together somehow.

So grab that VR Headset, sit down with an open bottle of Cypress and enjoy some Nature Therapy to fight off depression and boost those positive feel goods in your body.  Sending Love and Postive Vibes your way! - Shauna

Immersive VR 360 Version below for VR Headsets to transport yourself there.  Just Search ShaunasAdventures on OculusTV, YouTubeVR or use my Oculus Portfolio Link.  The link is really nice if you don't have amazing Wifi.  It will upload it to your Oculus so it is ready for smooth viewing even without great WiFi. 

 https://creator.oculus.com/community/109816967492217/ 

If you don't have a VR Headset, they are so much fun.  I have enjoyed mine often to excercise when I can't hit a trail outdoors, and to virtually travel the world. It is so wonderful for my physical and mental health.  Here are links to some great VR Headsets.  Definitely worth it! 
  

For the Virtual Reality Experience, I love to open a bottle of Cypress, get a nice breeze blowing on me, curl up in a comfy chair, and transport myself here or any of the other fun Nature Experience in my Oculus Portfolio.  It is a wonderful postive boost from Nature Therapy that helps fight depression and help you feel happier. Try it out. 

Maple Canyon also has a wonderful Slot Canyon.  It is Called Maple Box Canyon.  If you are looking for a that post, here is that link.  




 I started this trail making the mistake that I didn’t think I needed my hiking sticks, for I thought I could do it on my own.  The trail on the middle fork and to the arch is very simple, but the connector trail from middle fork  to the right Fork gets steep and I realized that going down was possibly going to be scary without them.  I cursed myself, and I really considered the idea of sitting on my bum and moving down that way.  I was so happy when I came to this section and realized that there were predecessors that came before me and with such care created this amazing section of stairs to get me safely down without having to scoot down on my bum making this trail not only even prettier, but so safe.  May we be grateful for the many people in our history that have paved the way for us to have the luxuries we have, the freedom we have, the economic stability, and may we not be lazy but search out truth so we can hold on to such blessings we have.  Check out these amazing stairs in the videos below. 

2D Trailer for Immersive Version above. 


2D Version of the Stairs at Maple Canyon



If you liked this, you might also really enjoy the TINY PLANET version of the video above.  I had a hard time choosing which format I liked better so I gave you both!




INFORMATION ABOUT THE MAPLE CANYON LOOP TRAIL

  • Love that this Canyon has a cool unique Arch.
  • Whole Loop Trail is about 3 mile loop (but you don't have to do the whole loop)
  • Elevation gain is about 1300 feet.
  • Baffling and intriguing how these unique cliffs and formations were created when it is definitely made up of lots of round medium rocks.
  • Cool caves in cliff walls all over in this canyon.
  • Hike is moderate.  Level 3
  • I would definitely take hiking sticks to help you have a 4 point system at the top of the loop, and go CLOCKWISE from Middle Fork, to Arch, to Loop, then to Right Fork.  This direction will be easier coming down.
  • Watch for side trails on the right fork if you want to catch mountain rope climbers work their way up these cool cliffs. The round rocks sticking out make for great hand holds and creates a mountain climbers paradise for there are lots of hand holds.  This area is packed with prepared areas to rope climb in this canyon.

CRAZY FORMATIONS ABOUND IN MAPLE CANYON!

Tons of Crazy Formations along he trail that just keep you wondering... What the .......????  and HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE???
Tons of Crazy Formations along he trail that just keep you wondering...
What the .......????  and HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE???

START HERE FOR EASIEST ROUTE OF MAPLE LOOP TRAIL


Trailhead sign at Lower Parking lot below the Campsites.
Trailhead sign at Lower Parking lot below the Campsites for Middle Fork and the Arch. I would suggest starting here.



TRAIL MAP FOR MAPLE CANYON

Maple Canyon Trail Map
Maple Canyon Trail Map


Sign for fork to Maple Canyon Arch or Loop Trail
Sign for fork to Maple Canyon Arch or Loop Trail

360 Video Walking Up to ARCH - Click on Link to see in 360 Degrees


Maple Canyon Arch in Moroni Utah
Maple Canyon Arch in Moroni Utah



Check out the Column all made up of  those cemented together river rocks
Check out the Column all made up of  those cemented together river rocks

Do you see King Titan looking over his kingdom?

Video of Waterfalls Streaks on the Canyon Walls in Maple Box Canyon





HIGHLIGHTS OF RIGHT FORK SIDE of MAPLE CANYON

Trail sign at the Parking area above the Campsites at the start of Right Fork Trail
Trail sign at the Parking area above the Campsites at the start of Right Fork Trail

Right Fork Trailhead sign

360 Video at CAVE in Maple Canyon- Right Fork


CLICK ON LINK TO SEE VIDEO IN 360 Degrees. - Make sure you rotate it around!


2D Video - More Video at the Cave



An area where there is a waterfall during spring run offs and storms in Maple Canyon
An area where there is a waterfall during spring run offs and storms in Maple Canyon

360 Video In This Cool Area with Rock Climbers and Cave



CLICK ON LINK TO SEE IN 360 DEGREES

360 Video of Rock Climbers




One of the many prepared rope climbing areas in Maple Canyon, this one is around a cave.
One of the many prepared rope climbing areas in Maple Canyon, this one is around a cave.


2D Video of Mountain Rock Climbers in Maple Canyon







A pillar on the top of this box shaped mountain.
A pillar on the top of this box shaped mountain.

Trail Sign at Turn off to get to Right Fork - You don't want to go to the road for the Loop.
Trail Sign at Turn off to get to Right Fork - You don't want to go to the road for the Loop.


Sign by the View area to direct you to trail to right fork, otherwise you might end up of a ATV road that heads out a ways.
Sign by the View area to direct you to trail to right fork, otherwise you might end up of a ATV road that heads out a ways. 

SCENIC OVERLOOK VIEW AREA at top of LOOP.  

Cool Cave and Arches you can see from View Point area at top of Maple Canyon Loop.
Cool Cave and Arches you can see from the View Point area at top of Maple Canyon Loop.











This looks like some Egyptian statues mixed with a fin from Arches National Park bleached white.
This looks like some Egyptian statues mixed with a fin from Arches National Park bleached white.

MAPLE BOX CANYON TRAIL

As I was driving in Google Maps told me this was Maple Box Canyon (picture below).  This was actually to goal, but my sister with me told me there was a better parking area and the real hike just a little further.  I did not realize there are at least 2 amazing hikes in this canyon. This below is called Maple BOX Canyon and it is a Lord Of The Rings type SLOT CANYON, and it is about 0.5 miles before Maple Canyon parking lot.  Here is a link to that hike if you are interested. 

Maple Box Canyon 

You can transport yourself to the above Maple Box Canyon virtually by grabbing your VR Headset and the link below.  
YouTubeVR 360 Video for Maple Box Canyon
 


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