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Nice, easy trail in the Grand Wash that moves into the scenic Narrows.


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Map Key

2.4

Miles

3.8

KM

97%

Runnable

5,411' 1,649 m

High

5,231' 1,594 m

Low

100' 30 m

Up

280' 85 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Geological Significance · Views · Wildlife

Do not enter if storms are forecast. The is a natural washout area, and is prone to flash flooding.

Runner Notes

Some large gravel areas, but mostly small stones, gravel and sand.

Description

From the scenic road, keep an eye out for the Grand Wash sign, where you'll turn to reach the trailhead. Take the Grand Wash road as it turns into a dirt road and continues to the northeast. A sign posted at the turn warns visitors not to enter if storms are forecast, and it is important to take this warning seriously. Visitors will follow the dirt road for about 3/4 mile until a parking lot is reached. There is a pit toilet at the parking lot.

The trailhead is located at the north end of the lot with plenty of signage. Follow the trail until it splits (Cassidy Arch to the left, Grand Wash to the right). The Wash is a dry streambed, consisting mostly of gravel and sand, and continues northeast until reaching the Fremont River at Highway 24. The route gently descends for most of the journey out, though at 1.5 miles, you'll notice a short and very steep portion. The trail mellows again almost immediately. About a mile into the trail, you enter the Narrows, which offers stunningly steep walls on each side.

Many visitors will walk through the Narrows until the canyon widens again and turn around at this point instead of walking the full length of the wash. Walking in sand can become tiresome, so you might save your energy for another hike and do the same.

Contacts

Shared By:

Dan McCrossen with improvements by C Webster

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#42

in Utah

#365

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Photos

View from the trail.
Apr 8, 2023 near Loa, UT
Grand Wash Narrows
Jan 6, 2019 near Loa, UT
View from the trail
Apr 8, 2023 near Loa, UT
One of the huge Navajo Sandstone towers lining Grand Wash
Jan 6, 2019 near Loa, UT
Towards the southwestern trailhead of Grand Wash, the canyon is wide but nonetheless very impressive
Jan 6, 2019 near Loa, UT
You can see how water has carved its way into the sandstone over millions of years through different layers of rock creating beautiful turns in Grand Wash
Jan 6, 2019 near Loa, UT

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