Cassidy Arch Trail is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Torrey, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

Distance: 3.1 miles Elevation Gain: 666 feet Route Type: 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.

no shade
1 day ago

Great hike! Definitely worth doing. Beautiful trail, and it is so cool to walk across the arch. I highly recommend it!!

hiking
1 day ago

Really fun trail! You'll feel like you're on a stairmaster for the first little bit but the trail mellows out onto some sand/slickrock. Quite exposed the whole way. Great arch - fun quick hike!

hiking
2 days ago

Such a fun hike! Highly recommend !

absolutely beautiful!! Also the rappels are optional, you can easily just hike it if you want.

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no shade
4 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

super pretty, great views along the way

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6 days ago

Awesome arch! Absolutely worth the hike. Be careful to stay on the trail as we accidentally went off multiple times just not paying attention.

hiking
6 days ago

Awesome hike!

hiking
7 days ago

Loved this hike! So beautiful and worth it. The first 3/4 is steeper but well-marked. I think while the park was shut-down they really improved the trails. The last bit is not as well-marked because there is no “trail” as you are walking to the top of the arch but watch for hoodoos that will mark your way. Also, be careful if it’s windy. It can be very intense by the arch and I would be worried for little kids since you are really up high. Take lots of water, it gets hot. More shade on the first half later in the afternoon.

hiking
7 days ago

Trail is open! Hiked today 5/20 and loved it. Nice weather and the trails were not difficult to follow. One of my new favorites

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rocky
19 days ago

This was our favorite trail at Capitol Reef. Pretty steep at the beginning but worth the effort. At times it was hard to find the trail but the arch at the end is worth the effort!

hiking
1 month ago

Love this trail! Great challenge but full of rewarding views

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rocky
1 month ago

Incredible.

hiking
2 months ago

Started around 7:30am and ended around 9am. Was the only one on the trail. Most of the climb is as the beginning. Very beautiful.

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scramble
2 months ago

Really rewarding trail for the distance. Make sure you scramble down the hill when you reach the first fork/sign. I ended up overshooting and had to back track several miles (not necessarily a bad thing). Have fun!

2 months ago

Great hike to a beautiful arch. Love that you get a view from a distance then can stand on top of this arch. Makes for a great photo. I got a bit lost the last quarter of a mile but ended up finding it eventually. For some reason my GPS was glitchy that day so it was hard to track with the All Trails app.

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome hike, easily done in boots (muddy in some areas). Bring layers and lots of water as it gets windy!

hiking
3 months ago

This was by far our favorite hike in Capitol Reef this weekend! It’s definitely a moderate hike and the path isn’t easily marked for about the last 0.25mi. However, this was so worth it! It’s easy to climb around and go across the arch. It’s just beautiful! This was so much fun!

hiking
3 months ago

Did this hike in November. It was my favorite hike in the park! Definitely a bit strenuous at the beginning as that’s where most of the elevation gain is. But after the stairs, it becomes a lot easier. Views are incredible the whole way. The arch is awesome!

hiking
4 months ago

Very happy to have my expectations blown this far away. This hike was amazing, and should be THE hike you aim for when stopping by Capitol Reef. Rocky, dirty, muddy, snowy, sandy, you'll traverse canyons and walk on cliffsides, have amazing views of most of the notable rock formations and domes in the park, and end up at the massive arch (which you can stand on top of). One of my favorite hikes I've done yet.

recorded Cassidy Arch Trail

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snow
4 months ago

Excellent hike, one of the best ever. Added the Grand Wash and narrows since they were both so close. Not too slippery. It’s great to see the parks in the winter, very beautiful.

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rocky
snow
4 months ago

Lovely hike great views throughout the entire way and not too long if you’re looking for a great view with limited time. Icy this time of year so wear good shoes but very manageable.

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

Great trail. The view over the arche is very spectacular.

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