Page Type Page Type: Canyon
Location Lat/Lon: 38.27820°N / 111.1924°W
Activities Activities: Hiking
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Overview

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.

Getting There

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.

The Hike

This is a description of the hike from Route 24 to Cassidy Arch Trailhead.

Route 24 at trailhead.

Trailhead on Route 24
Trailhead on Route 24

Mouth of the canyon.

Northeastern mouth of the canyon
Northeastern mouth of the canyon

Canyon begins to narrow.

Grand Wash
Grand Wash

After about a mile, you will enter the narrows.

Start of narrows
Start of narrows
Narrows
Narrows
narrows
narrows
Narrows
Narrows

At around 1.75 miles, the canyon opens up.

End of narrows
End of narrows

Looking back at the narrows.

Looking back at the narrows
Looking back at the narrows

Farther up.

Grand wash
Grand wash
Grand wash
Grand wash
Grand wash
Grand wash
Grand wash
Grand wash

Near the end at Cassidy Arch Trail.

Grand wash
Grand wash
Grand Wash
Grand Wash




Parents 

Parents

Parents refers to a larger category under which an object falls. For example, theAconcagua mountain page has the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits' asparents and is a parent itself to many routes, photos, and Trip Reports.