Circle of Friends:
in Onion Creek is like stepping onto anther planet. The area is off the radar of the
normal Moab tourist so finding a little seclusion is not difficult. The rock is a
brilliant deep red and the massive canyon walls tower over your head.
has something for everyone. Several different routes are offered to hikers and one route
is detailed for technical canyoneers. This is a great hike that all fit adults and
children should be able to enjoy.
Creek is part of the "Circle of Friends"
program. Members of the "Circle of Friends"
have access to more specific information, explicit route information, GPS waypoints,
trailhead location and detailed maps. If
you would like more information on joining the "Circle of
Friends" visit the sign up page.
"Circle of Friends"
Onion Creek is an amazing
area that is fun to explore. This route is rated 2A III using the Canyon Rating System.
You can spend several hours or a complete day in the different drainage's depending on how
much you want to explore. This hike is easily accessible year round. Navigation for this
hike is Moderate. A GPS is useful. Good map
reading skills are essential.
The trailhead is located near the town of Moab. High
clearance vehicles, four wheel drives and rental cars should have no problem reaching the
trailhead in normal conditions.
For the technically skilled
in the crowd Onion Creek offers an interesting route. The difficulty in this route is not
the technical climbing skills required as those are minor. But your navigational and route
finding skills had better be top notch.
Huntley Ingalls, writing for
National Geographic in 1962 after the first ascent of the tower known as "the
Titan" referred to the Fisher Towers area as "a pink, red, orange skyscraper
city in nightmare Gothic".