Hike the Grand Wash, Capitol Reef National Park

    6.25 miles  - Out-and-Back Trail

    Added by Tobin Akehurst

    Hike the spectacular Grand Wash through beautiful vertical sandstone walls.

    The Grand Wash is a canyon in Capitol Reef National Park featuring several-hundred-foot-tall sandstone walls. The canyon walls are, for the most part, widely spaced, except for a half mile long section of scenic "narrows".

    Hike to nearby Cassidy Arch if you have extra time.

    Beware of potentially deadly flash floods, get a flash flood report from a ranger.

    Read More
    Rock Climbing
    Easy Parking
    Family Friendly
    Picnic Area

    Go Pro.

    We're committed to building a better, more inclusive home for the modern outdoors. Go PRO to support our mission and get benefits like gear deals, no ads, and more!

    Learn More


    Rate this Adventure

    🥇Top Contributor

    over 2 years ago


    I hiked spectacular Grand Wash through beautiful vertical sandstone walls.

    Easy And Flat But Neat

    The grand was was a neat hike (or walk). We combined the hike with Cassidy arch. I don't think I would do that again because I appreciated the walk back a lot more. It was pretty though and it was cool to wander through the narrows. My kids loved exploring the wash on the way to Cassidy arch. I would definitely recommend this hike


    🥇Top Contributor

    almost 5 years ago

    Another beautiful hike in this under-appreciated NP.

    Leave No Trace

    Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

    We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

    Stay Nearby

    Torrey, Utah

    Capitol Reef Np Group Campsite

    Teasdale, Utah

    Fruita Campground

    Teasdale, Utah


    , Utah

    Rosebud Atv

    Nearby Adventures

    Hike Cassidy Arch

    3.5 mi

    Hike to Hickman Natural Bridge

    1.84 mi / 400 ft gain

    Hike Navajo Knobs

    10 mi / 3000 ft gain

    Explore the Orchards and Gifford House of Capitol Reef

    More Nearby Adventures