Grand Wash Trail via Northeast Trailhead

EASY 72 reviews

Grand Wash Trail via Northeast Trailhead is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Torrey, Utah that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from March until November.

4.4 miles
400 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly




no dogs

Directions from Capitol Reef Visitor Center: Scenic Drive Access: Drive southward along the Scenic Drive 3.5 miles to Grand Wash Road. Turn left on to Grand Wash Road and drive to the trailhead at road's end.

6 days ago

I hiked this trail in the morning alone. The shadow made the scene be kind if mysterious. Great experience!

22 days ago

Great trial.

1 month ago

Great for a night hike!

4 months ago

easy walk with great views

4 months ago

We loved this hike! The canyon walls are amazing and stunning to walk through! We came during Spring Break and the crowds were very manageable. The hike is very easy and level and very good for kids of all ages. The length of the hike maybe long for very young children though. We didn’t make it to the end for that reason but still loved doing 2 miles of it out and back.

4 months ago

Beautiful walk up a well graded wash. The only problem was we were there in March on a Tuesday when I counted at least 100 walkers going back-and-forth.

4 months ago

We had the trail almost to ourselves in mid-March. We loved being in the canyon. Wear good hiking boots or shoes, because you will be on sand/gravel. We saw a group of bighorn sheep scaling the canyon walls.

4 months ago

Hiked summer 2017, very cool. Pay attention to the warnings don't become a victim due to stupid planning.This means rain and washouts!

Worth the hike, not too hot but water is a must. Some wildlife can be seen, small lizards, Jack Rabbits etc.

Definitely take some time to relax at the Gifford House. Neat little shop with homemade products. Water is also located here.

Near this area is a large well maintained greenspace area with well fed wild deer. Be careful not to get too close.

Another neat fact, but not necessarily associated with this trail is, during the fall this park operates a huge orchard. You can walk in and eat as much as you want (not the best, but traditional farm orchard from back in the day) or you pay to pick larger quantities.

5 months ago

Loved this easy, beautiful hike. We started from the parking lot at the end of Grand Wash Road then hiked out and back for an easy 4.4 mile hike.

7 months ago

Canyon area, really interesting hike worth trying

11 months ago

This trail is a real pain in the in, these beautiful walls are so high, we spent the whole time looking straight up. Stunning canyon walls, especially as it narrows.

Amazing! We felt like we were the only people there.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

One of our favorite hikes on our trip to Utah! We almost had the trail to ourselves, besides 3 or 4 other groups. Great canyon views and solitude. Very easy trail.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Just beautiful and easy

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Great out and back trail. Get there early to avoid the crowds

Friday, May 26, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Did this hike at 8:00 in the morning and sandwiched the return trip around a hike to Cassidy Arch. It was 60F when we left and 70F when we returned. The morning light was cool with the shadows and the color on the cliffs that were lit. The return hike had the light shining down into the canyon and made for a hotter return trip. Photographing the canyon in the morning light tough with the deep shadows and the bright lit canyon walls, but I managed. Anyway, the hike itself is easy and the lines in the cliff walls really interesting. In fact, we were enjoying our hike so much we missed the Cassidy Arch junction and wound up at the other end. Just a really cool hike and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Nice easy hike. No inclines, just a flat trail through the canyon walls. The out and back did not feel like we return the same way we headed out since the view of the landscape completely changed. The turnaround point had a restroom, which was a nice bonus!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Grand Wash was not planned hike. Glad we stopped. Nice trail, easy trail. Worth the effort.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

We hiked from the Route 24 trailhead. A very flat, easy 2.5 hour round trip through magnificent canyon narrows with a very convenient park toilet at the turn around point which for us was the parking area for those hiking in from the scenic drive end.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Quiet, flat easy trail. Great for a late evening walk.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Very nice flat hike between towering rocks. This wash is made from rushing rainwater but was very dry. We enjoyed beautiful wildflowers. As the day progressed, we passed more people. Good for children.

Friday, February 05, 2016

A completely relaxing hike through a canyon with impressive vertical walls. The kids had a great time here trying to find geodes (with surprising success) and generally just exploring everything they could. It's a great hike to just unwind and enjoy the scenery.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

A gentle slope makes this trail easy. The narrows are not too far from the west end so you can go there and back to make a shorter hike. Nice hike in a wonderful national park.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Nice easy shady trail along the wash with huge canyon walls on either side. We connected this trail with Cassidy Arch.

Friday, June 20, 2014


Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Nice easy trail for just about anyone. Hiked it after a rainstorm yesterday which made the hike easier because the sand was still wet and also made the temperature cooler. The trail has quite a bit of shade in the morning.

Friday, October 26, 2012

This is an easy hike, good for some shade on a hot day.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Did a shorter section of this trail from the highway to the Capitol Reef parking lot that was a little over two miles. Overall a really neat canyon, definitely worth hiking if you're in the area. Probably the easiest hike we did while we were out in Utah, seeing as how you are just walking through the wash the entire time.

1 day ago

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