Hike the Grand Wash, Capitol Reef National Park

Grand Wash

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.

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RT Distance 6.25 Miles
Activities Photography, Hiking, Rock Climbing
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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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

Another beautiful hike in this under-appreciated NP.


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