Grand Wash Trail

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Elevation Gain2,148ft
Trailhead Elevation5,571ft
Elevation Min/Max5233/5571ft
Elevation Start/End5571/5571ft

Grand Wash Trail

Grand Wash Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Wayne County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is 3.5 miles long and begins at 5,571 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,148 feet. The Narrows attraction can be seen along the trail. There are also restrooms and an information guidepost along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Frying Pan Trail.

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Best Easy Day Hikes Capitol Reef National Park (Falcon Guides)
Brett Prettyman
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"This is a flat hike with mostly firm ground, which makes it popular with easily intimidated visitors. Do not expect much alone time. On busy summer days, you will rarely go a few minutes without seeing other hikers."
50 Best Short Hikes: Utah's National Parks (Wilderness Press)
Greg Witt
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"Grand Wash is one of only six drainages that slice through the Waterpocket Fold, and similar to Capitol Gorge, a walk down Grand Wash is a fairly leisurely jaunt, with little in the way of elevation gain along the floor of a desert canyon. The scenic appeal is found in the vertical canyon walls that tower above you on both sides."

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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; www.nps. gov/care
Local Contacts
Park map and brochure available at the visitor center
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