Burro Wash Arch Trail

Wayne County, Utah

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Burro Wash Arch Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Wayne County, Utah. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 5,185 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 99 feet. The Burro Wash parking is near the trailhead. The trail ends near the Burro Wash Arch attraction.
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Burro Wash Arch Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Wayne County, Utah. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 5,185 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 99 feet. The Burro Wash parking is near the trailhead. The trail ends near the Burro Wash Arch attraction.
Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Wayne County
Distance: 1.2
Elevation Gain: 99 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 5,185 feet
Top Elevation: 5,266 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Burro Wash Arch Trail
Elevation Min/Max: 5185/5266 ft
Elevation Start/End: 5185/5185 ft

Burro Wash Arch Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Burro Wash is the most northern of the major slot canyon hikes on the east side of Capitol Reef National Park. This truly is a strenuous hike with some serious scrambling skills required. The Bureau of Land Management administers the first portion of the trail. The sand can be deep in places and it is likely you will be carrying some of the grains home with you at the end of the day.

The streambed is lined with large cottonwood trees and it eventually narrows to the slot canyon. The footing also changes to a combination of sand and slickrock. The National Park Service boundary for Capitol Reef National Park is about two miles up the wash. The last realistic parking area for cars driving up the streambed is about half a mile from the true start of the canyon. Shortly after crossing into the park the canyon divides, take the right fork and you soon come to the first obstacle."

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May 2018