Burro Wash Arch Trail

Wayne County, Utah

Distance1.2mi
Elevation Gain99ft
Trailhead Elevation5,185ft
Top5,266ft
Elevation Min/Max5185/5266ft
Elevation Start/End5185/5185ft

Burro Wash Arch Trail

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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Best Easy Day Hikes Capitol Reef National Park (Falcon Guides)
Brett Prettyman
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"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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Trail Information

Wayne County
Nearby City
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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