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Cassidy Arch

Grand Wash Road, Capitol Reef National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Strenuous hike

If you want to to save your legs instead of hiking the grand wash to get to the cassidy trail... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Tweetcoz
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Melbourne, Australia
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Good hike

I would say that this hike is rated as moderate - not too difficult but with the occasional steep... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
SevenoaksSinjun
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
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Grand Wash Road, Capitol Reef National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

If you want to to save your legs instead of hiking the grand wash to get to the cassidy trail, drive on the scenic route to the grand wash road and start the cassidy trail from here without having to do the grand wash although...More

Thank Tweetcoz
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I would say that this hike is rated as moderate - not too difficult but with the occasional steep climb over uneven and rocky terrain (recommend sturdy walking boots and walking poles). We had no problem locating the trailhead near to a parking area and...More

1  Thank SevenoaksSinjun
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We did this hike in September on a cool sunny day. Grateful it wasn't in summer time heat. I would definitely recommend carrying a good amount of water and snacks or lunch for when you arrive at the Arch. If you use hiking poles I...More

Thank Joan G
Reviewed 24 September 2017

It is tricky to locate the trailhead for Cassidy Arch but most people hike it after their hike through the Grand Wash Trail. It is located on an outcrop on the right side of the trailhead, about 5 minutes walk from the parking lot. Warning,...More

Thank karenpammy2016
Reviewed 19 September 2017

The Cassidy Arch hike is great! One of the few arches you are allowed to walk on. Great opportunities for photos! The hike itself is fun over rugged terrain and moves pretty quick, finishing over a large swath of slickrock. There are big horn sheep...More

Thank turbotrevor
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Hiked to the Cassidy Arch in June and was definitely worth the hike. The beginning is a little strenuous but after that its relatively easy to the top of the arch. The views are amazing and worth the hike. Took us about 3 hours round...More

Thank STEVEN D
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Having grown up watching Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, I couldn't wait to hike this trail! I could just imagine them hiding out here. It is an exposed trail, so wear a hat and sunscreen and take plenty of water. There is a steady...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Cassidy Arch is beautiful and I highly recommend adding this to your list of Capital Reef hikes! Make sure to bring lots of water, as there is very little covering from the sun.

Thank kpudi
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Cassidy Arch is fine, but there are plenty of other arches that are much better. The key is not the arch but the journey (hike) to the arch and, once arrive there, the scenery surrounding the arch. The hike to the arch takes you through...More

1  Thank artchan93
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful hike up about 700 ft and 1.5 miles in to a lovely and very accessible arch. Got to watch rock climbers rappel down! Highly recommended!

Thank John W
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