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Address: Grand Wash Road, Capitol Reef National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, UT

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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!

Reviewed 2 days ago
John W
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous views. There is some scrambling. It's a long way down, so make sure your children can follow directions and are old enough that you won't worry about them falling.

Thank jso2002
Etters, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

If you can only see one thing in Capitol Reef, see this! The trail is strenuous at times but not overly difficult (I wouldn't consider myself "in shape", and I did it just fine). The last part of the trail you will need to follow cairns across open rock - we missed the first cairn and got a little lost,... More 

Thank jaidehart42
Memphis, TN
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

We hiked Cassidy Arch in early March. Lots of climbing, but a great view from the top. Watch carefully for the cairns!

Thank clwilson02
Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We had met a couple from Utah while at Arches and they highly recommended Cassidy Arch, so named because supposedly, Butch and his gang frequented these parts. You drive along the scenic byway in Capital Reef to get there. The hike is probably around 4 miles round trip, and I would rate it as moderately strenuous. You start out climbing... More 

2 Thank Claire M
Logan, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

The trail is rough at the start especially in the heat. Its a little hard to follow at the top, just watch for the cairns. No shade on most of the trail. Good work out and beautiful arch! Bring a good amount of water.

Thank Heaven L
Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

I saw Cassidy Arch as I put together a few trails together to make a big loop (Frying Pan, Cohab Canyon, Navajo Knobs, Grand Wash and Scenic Drive). I have seen a lot of epic arches in Utah's many National Parks, but this one's setting is very different and almost eerie! You have to see this one to believe it.

2 Thank Nowzar A
Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great walk to a superb arch . Careful navigation at the end across awkwardly angled slick rock is necessary following the little cairns. You can nearly always see the next one from the one you're next to so pay attention! There is an excellent view of the arch part way along the trail but just use it... More 

Thank JANDDBritinParis
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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Just 3-4 miles long but up some steep steps - this walk is not too difficult but you have to be reasonably fit. The arch at the end is not the only prize. The views the whole way once you reach the top are stunning. Watch out for the trees and cairns that mark the way. Fab walk - do... More 

Thank Sharon W
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is not a hike for the faint of heart. Although it is not a particularly long hike, it is steep and exposed. At some points you will be walking along the edge of a cliff. The best view of the bridge is about 3/4 the way up. If you walk to the bridge, you end up being on top... More 

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