Cassidy Arch Trail

HARD 15 reviews

Cassidy Arch Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Torrey, UT that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until October.

3.3 miles 1224 feet Out & Back

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Cassidy Arch Canyon is a technical canyoneering route involving 7 rappels up to 140 ft tall through 3 arches. This awesome canyoneering route starts at the popular Cassidy Arch in Capitol Reef National Park. The canyon starts off with a bang as you drop 140 feet through Cassidy Arch followed by another 140-foot rappel. Five more rappels take you through 2 more arches/natural bridges and through sections of scenic canyon rarely visited by others. The canyon takes about half a day and is great fun for canyoneers.

13 days ago

Pretty rough incline! you gain about 1000ft. in 1.5 miles, but it is sooo worth it. the views the entire way are amazing, and the arch itself is stunning.

In mid November this trail was clear of snow and it was gorgeous out, though I think it may have snowed in the day since I was there. the drive through Grand Wash to get to the trail head is rough, so be sure your car tires can take a bit of rough roads.

As always, bring plenty of water and snacks. this trail isn't technically difficult, but this is still the desert, and that incline is killer.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Must do! Our fav hike in Capitol Reef, tho we only did the shorter ones due to time... lots of incline, views, slick rock.. Really fun!

3 months ago

Hike packs a punch, for a shorter hike, very enjoyable. Quiet, great scenery. Dirt & Slick Rock. Definitely some big drop off by the Arch. Must do if you have the time!

hiking
6 months ago

This hike is gorgeous with so many different colors of rock around every turn. It is steep at first but levels out. You only see the arch from a distance and the trail ends up over the arch. Bring more water than you think you will need. It is hot on a cool day.

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

I loved this hike. We did it with our 2 year old and he loved climbing the rocks. It is thin enough to make you be careful, but it never felt exposed. The views along the cliff were spectacular.

6 months ago

We went in the spring and the weather was perfect. So cool! you are on too of the arch! The views are spectacular! My teenagers loved this, definitely a favorite.

1 year ago

This arch is a must see!! We all know Utah is riddled with beautiful and scenic arches, but how often do you get to actually sit on TOP of an arch at 6000+ ft elevation!? It was a pretty steep and strenuous hike, but totally worth it.

hiking
1 year ago

Huge arch at the top that you and as many people as you have with you can play on and get some great shots, pretty steap but very worth it at the end. saw some squirrels and cool birds along the way, be sure to bring water and a camera, for more info check out my ig account @ utahtravels

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1 year ago

Wonderful section and perfect ending to the hike. Great views overlooking Capital Reef, and Cassidy Arch is beautiful. I actually approached the end of the trail on the east side, and found myself standing on top of the arch (unknowning), and thinking I found a bottomless pit, as the arch overhangs the edge of the cliff-face and there is a drop over 300 feet down. You can't even see the bottom standing over the whole! This section is well maintained and clearly marked with cairns (unlike some other trails here), so you'll enjoy this section. Oh, and bring water. There is none and it will be hot.

hiking
2 years ago

Beautiful views along the entire trail leading to an arch with a huge drop off. Connected this trail at the end of the Grand Wash trail.

hiking
2 years ago

Steep trail leading out of Grand Wash. This trail leads to elevated views of the exposed slick rock plateau and Cassidy Arch. We saw Mountain climbers repelling down into the arch.

2 years ago

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3 years ago

Actually hiked the longer trail to Cassidy Arch from the Capitol Reef Campground.