Frying Pan Trail

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Elevation Gain3,072ft
Trailhead Elevation5,657ft
Elevation Min/Max5390/6449ft
Elevation Start/End5657/5657ft

Frying Pan Trail

Frying Pan Trail is a hiking trail in Wayne County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is 3.8 miles long and begins at 5,657 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,072 feet. Along the trail there are parking and restrooms. This trail connects with the following: Grand Wash Trail, Cohab Canyon Trail and Cassidy Arch Trail.

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Best Easy Day Hikes Capitol Reef National Park (Falcon Guides)
Brett Prettyman
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"This trail could easily be just an extension of either Cohab Canyon or Cassidy Arch. Maybe somebody decided to give the middle portion a different name after a hike on an extremely hot day. Whatever the source of the name, the Frying Pan Trail is worth a visit. Many people do a point-to-point over the Frying Pan for a long day hike. Most catch a ride to the Grand Wash Trailhead, visit Cassidy Arch, and then follow the Frying Pan to Cohab Canyon and walk to their site at the campground. This is not a casual hike with an overall elevation gain of more than a thousand feet. The highest point is about a mile north from the Cassidy Arch junction. If you have not seen Cassidy Arch, there really is no reason not to make the side trip if hiking Frying Pan Trail. It is worth the time and effort to see the natural red rock arch."

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Trail Information

Capitol Reef National Park
Nearby City
Capitol Reef National Park
Capitol Reef National Park, HC 70, Box 15, Torrey, Utah, 84775;
Local Contacts
Park map and brochure available at the visitor center
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