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Grand Wash Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.4 mile 3.8 kilometer point to point
97% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 100' 30 m
Descent: -280' -85 m
High: 5,411' 1,649 m
Low: 5,231' 1,594 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

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Trail shared by Dan McCrossen

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

Dan McCrossen

Features Views

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 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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#229

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Photos

Grand Wash Narrows
Jan 6, 2019 near Loa, UT
One of the huge Navajo Sandstone towers lining Grand Wash
Jan 6, 2019 near Loa, UT
Looking down into Grand Wash as you ascend up Cassidy Arch Trail.
Jan 13, 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
Massive Navajo Sandstone walls in the narrows of Grand Wash
Jan 6, 2019 near Loa, UT
Grand Wash Narrows
Jan 6, 2019 near Loa, UT

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