|Maple Canyon Arch in Moroni Utah|
Maple Canyon Loop Trail
-Moroni Utah- in 360 DegreesMaple 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 seams. 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.
|Example of Crazy looking Naturally Cemented Together Rock Walls in Maple Canyon|
360 Video of the STAIRS on the RIGHT FORK of MAPLE LOOP TRAILIf you would prefer a 2D Version for you don't like being able to move around, just click on this link
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!
|Cliff walls as you drive into Maple Canyon.|
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???
START HERE FOR EASIEST ROUTE OF MAPLE LOOP TRAIL
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|
|Sign for fork to Maple Canyon Arch or Loop Trail|
360 Sphere in front of Maple Canyon Arch
360 Video Walking Up to ARCH - Click on Link to see in 360 Degrees
|Maple Canyon Arch in Moroni Utah|
HIGHLIGHTS OF MIDDLE FORK SIDE OF MAPLE CANYON
|3 Strange Creatures Staring at the Sky|
|Vertical Cliff wall all made up of Large River Rocks that have been naturally cemented together. Mind Baffling!|
|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|
|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|
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.|
2D Video of Mountain Rock Climbers in Maple Canyon
|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.|
|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 the View Point area at top of Maple Canyon Loop.|
|A View from the Viewpoint at the top of Maple Canyon Loop Trail|
|This looks like some Egyptian statues mixed with a fin from Arches National Park bleached white.|
|Greenleaf Manzanita bushes up at top of the Maple canyon Loop Trail|
|Balsam Arrowroot Flowers along the trail at the top.|
MAPLE BOX CANYON TRAILAs 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. I am anxious to get back down and also try this really cool hike out.
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