Grand Wash Trail
ElevationAscent: 100' 30 m
Descent: -280' -85 m
High: 5,411' 1,649 m
Low: 5,231' 1,594 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)
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“Nice easy trail in the Grand Wash that moves into the Narrows.”— Dan McCrossen
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 mostly gravel and sand and continues northeast until reaching 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 slot canyon (the Narrows) which offers stunning walls on each side.
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Land Manager: NPS - Capitol Reef National Park