Capitol Reef NP - Grand Wash

Capitol Reef NP - Grand Wash near Torrey, UT


This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars
5 miles
2hours
easy
Hiking
Summer, Fall, Spring
Torrey, UT
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If the thought of walking between towering cliffs carved by seasonal floods is cool then Capitol Reef National Park’s Grand Wash trail is for you. The 80 stories sheer cliffs are truly awesome and at one point in the hike they are only 15 feet apart! The entire hike is about 8 kilometers round trip and takes a couple of hours. There is very little elevation change, which can be nice when temperature is at an absurd level. Bring plenty of water on this one, it can get really hot and if there isn’t a breeze blowing it will seem even hotter!

From the trail head pick up the well marked trail. Make your way along the dry stream bed and in about 30 minutes you will come to the narrows. In this area you can really see how mother nature has worn its way through the rocks. In about another 30 minutes you will reach highway 24, it’s time to turn around and head back to your car.

Directions:

Make your way to Capitol Reef National Park (highway 24) and take the scenic drive. After a little while look for a dirt road on your left for the Grand Wash. It’s a one mile drive along a really good dirt road, park in the parking lot.

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