Grand wash is a scenic canyon in Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park. From its northeastern trailhead on Route 24, the 2.5 mile hike takes you without any technical difficulties through an area of narrows to another trailhead to the southwest near Cassidy Arch Trail. A hike through Grand wash can be combined with Cassidy Arch and Frying Pan Trails to create an 8.5 mile one way trip.
Directions to northeastern trailhead:
From Park Visitor Center drive 4.5 miles east on Route 24 to a pull-over by the road.
Directions to southwestern trailhead (common with Cassidy Arch Trail):
From visitor center, drive 3.6 miles south on Scenic Drive and turn left onto the well graded dirt road. Continue 1.25 miles to the end of the road.
Blue line shows Grand Wash hike.
This is a description of the hike from Route 24 to Cassidy Arch Trailhead.
Route 24 at trailhead.
Mouth of the canyon.
Canyon begins to narrow.
After about a mile, you will enter the narrows.
At around 1.75 miles, the canyon opens up.
Looking back at the narrows.
Near the end at Cassidy Arch Trail.