Cassidy Arch Trail

HARD 42 reviews

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

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1213 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

views

wildlife

no dogs

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.

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4 days ago

Tough hike, but I'm not in the best of shape.

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8 days ago

Learn from my 2 mistakes. First of all, very good Day hike. Error 1, this trail starts out thru a wash, actually the trail moves in and out of the wash. If you're not paying very close attention you'll miss the Trail sign on the left that has an arrow pointing back up to the left. We walked about 3/4 mile down the wash before we realized we'd made a mistake. The spur is .3 from the parking lot.

Error 2, somehow we got off the trail during the first 1/4? mile of Switchbacks. The actual route went higher but we somehow went straight. It seemed like this was the trail, but it was pretty exposed, I was shocked b/c we'd passed kids (~10 years old) w/ their dad, on the trail earlier. We kept going to the point where i couldn't believe the ranger didn't warn us about the exposure. Eventually we came to a point where i would not go. About then we heard hikers walking above. After a scramble up about 20 feet we realized we were off the trail. on they way back down, after going to the Arch, we never could figure out where we went wrong.

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18 days ago

I hiked it in the middle of the day! it was hot, take plenty of water! Beautiful​ views, great hike.

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1 month ago

Hiked this as an add on to the grand wash trail from hwy 24. Phenomenal hike, great arch from distance and from close up and outstanding views all along the trail. Hiked it at about 10am so light was good and weather cool (about 65 F).

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1 month ago

Love this hike! Saw people rappelling down as we were taking in the beauty of the arch.

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1 month ago

Would have been better if it wasn't for the loud group of UVU college students dominating the main viewing point of the arch. Not sure what group they were with, but their outdoor ethics were terrible. Beautiful hike and views.

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