Originally Posted by shoenfeld13
I am taking family and friends on the Fisher towers float. Is it worthwhile. Any info would be appreciated.
Fisher Towers / the Moab Daily is a beautiful float! There aren't many rapids, and certainly nothing of much consideration in March, but the scenery makes the trip worth it. Hikes are few and far between on that stretch, owing to Hwy 128 on your left and sheer walls on your right, although Salt Wash does offer a long hike into Arches - not friendly for really little kids. From Big Bend, you might drive down the road to Negro Bill Canyon, which offers a mild walk and absolutely stunning scenery. The crowds are starting to form by March, so expect some walking traffic. At Gold Bar, I highly recommend the hike to Corona/Bow Tie arches. The hike is moderate, but absolutely bring water! [If you want, you may want to check out Windgateadventures.com, a company in town that offers rappelling off of Corona!]. From Potash Road you can also access some petroglyphs (crudely depicted as "Indian Writing" on BLM signs along the road) and the Portal hike, which is pretty steep but totally doable by the 10 and up crowd and offers a beautiful view of the portal into Meander Canyon. Of course, you can never go wrong with a hike into Arches, a drive up the La Sal loop road, a trip into Sand Flats Rec Area, or a visit to Dead Horse State Park. Have a great time, and PM with questions!
EDIT: Are you aware that the water is fla-a-a-a-t from around Salt Wash through to Gold Bar?