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A moderately difficult hike but worth it

This is a great rip in the fall. Capitol Reef has so much great hiking in canyons and along ridges... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
carl e
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Nice walk

A good walk along the wash between high-sided walls, the surroundings and scenery are impressive... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
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Grand Wash Road, Capitol Reef National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great rip in the fall. Capitol Reef has so much great hiking in canyons and along ridges that one can't begin to explain it all. The trail to Cassidy Arch is steep in parts but not too badly so that kids and...More

Thank carl e
Reviewed August 17, 2018

A good walk along the wash between high-sided walls, the surroundings and scenery are impressive. There is a short sign-posted ascent at the end - plus a whole lot of people - to guide the way.

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Reviewed July 8, 2018

We hiked Cassidy this morning, with an eight-year old and a one-year old in tow. We made it a point to get up, out, and to the trailhead early (6:45), and were rewarded in so many ways - much of the hike was shaded, the...More

1  Thank JCBurnett
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

We got confused as to where the trail starts. It starts about 0.2 mi into the grand wash, and you'll see a Stone sign on the left hand side that points to the left of the trail. It's a moderately strenuous hike with steep elevation...More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed June 29, 2018

We set off at about 6am to beat the worst of the June heat and so glad that we did. We were only the second car at the trail car park and we overtook the hiker from the first car almost immediately and so had...More

Thank speedsister
Reviewed June 2, 2018

What a trip! We only had one day to tour the park but we had an early start. We went to the visitors center to find the "one day, places you have to see" list. Good Idea! We were invited to see Cassidy Arch and...More

3  Thank WillandKate_11
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

This hike has fantastic views and was relatively in crowded compared to top hikes at other Utah national parks. The beginning of this hike is strenuous, as it climbs significant elevation in the first half mile. Once past that, it is an enjoyable hike to...More

1  Thank DannoSB
Reviewed May 21, 2018

The hike is moderate - and you need to have water. Parking may be tight - so be patient. The drive in is beautiful. Exercise caution if weather is approaching, as the area can fill up quickly.

Thank LSUTraveller
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

We hiked here from the Fry Pan Trail. By the time we arrived here we were dead tired. The amazing thing is that you can actually stand on top of this arch.

1  Thank wacotom
Reviewed May 3, 2018

This is a fairly difficult hike, especially the first half, where there is a lot of climbing. The second part of the walk is also challenging as you make you way on top of plateaus. Need to watch for the cairns as it is easy...More

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