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Grand Wash Trail via Capitol Reef Scenic Dr.

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Capitol Reef National Park

Grand Wash Trail via Capitol Reef Scenic Dr. is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Torrey, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and camping and is best used from March until October.

Length 6.9 mi Elevation gain 557 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Camping

Hiking

Walking

River

Views

No dogs

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Reviews (50)
Photos (322)
Recordings (24)
Completed (135)
Mike Sosin
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HikingNo shade

Hot hot hot if you go in the afternoon. Stunning views especially in the narrows. Distance is more like 4.5 miles from trailhead to trailhead and back.

Aubrey Hallam
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Hiking

Beautiful views of the canyons. The colors are outstanding. We got to the end of the trail and were hit with hail. We got lucky and caught a ride back to the trailhead from the other end. Thanks, good Samaritans.

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Dot Wire
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HikingNo shade

Very easy trail. Lots of cool formations of Waterpocket Fold. No shade so beat to go early! Knats pesky this time of year (May) so bring bug spray! Cassidy Arch is close to this trailhead so a must as well!

Lee Lincoln
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HikingSnow

Narrow canyon, awesome

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Carley J
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Hiking

Just like the Zion Narrows but desert style! Walls so high. Flat walk, but hot. Would repeat.

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Jason Case
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Hiking

Spectacular! And very easy

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Dawn Page
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Hiking

Great, easy walk with amazing views of the varied canyon walls and rock formations. We went earlier in the day, so shade was abundant. We also saw a small herd of female big horn sheep in the canyon. It is a bit crowded and is hot at mid day, so get there early.

Talia Sirkis
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Hiking

Beautiful hike through a canyon. We started and ended by the trailhead for Cassidy Arch.

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Mikala Jordan
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Hiking

Rather boring to walk in comparison to other hikes in the park. Would be fun to jog in the morning before the heat.

joy hargett
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Hiking

Started the Grand Wash from Highway 24 toward Scenic Drive. Walked about 1 1/4 miles & returned to Highway 24. Easy walk, no altitude change, only few large rocks to navigate over. Great weather in early April, very scenic through the canyon. Good for all skill levels. Take water, nothing available on the trail.

R & A Patrick
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We did this hike from the end of the gravel road. We hiked approximately 1.5 miles in to the narrows and then returned. Absolutely fantastic rock formations. The kids loved it. Plenty of room for them to run and play. Only moderately trafficked.

Clark Edwards
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Alex Bellenger
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Hiking

This is much shorter if you drive down the unpaved road. I drive a Prius so low clearance vehicles can make it down the road. Parking is a bit difficult so everyone parked along the road. The narrows aren’t that narrow at all but it’s amazing nonetheless.

J W
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Nice trail but not much diversity.

Pat Crebbin
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Get here early to avoid the heat and the crowds. Imagine a cave with a REAL tall sun roof. Take plenty of water as there are only seasonal springs in winter and early spring. Not technically hard; just a long walk in the heat if you're not early. Moonlight doesn't help as the cliff walls are too high.

William Alexander
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Hiking

One of my favorite hikes in Capital Reef. Very easy and very scenic.

Doug Neidholdt
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Scenic driving

Great drive, leads to several hikes.

Justin Craddock
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Brandon Brandon Bennett
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Tie Kan
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Nyree S
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Eric Marr
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Jenny Samad
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Angelica Gregoire
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Jamie Montreuil
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Wendy Ostrander
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Kelsey Ott
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ch l.
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Thomas Kipf
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M Wien
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