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Scenic Dirt Road

Beautiful scenic dirt road, but I think the Capital Gorge Road is prettier. There are a few bumpy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MTRose
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Montana Rose
Family drive

Easy drive through the canyons to the cassidy arch trailhead. You can view the arch from the road... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Tweetcoz
,
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
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“easy drive” (3 reviews)
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Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful scenic dirt road, but I think the Capital Gorge Road is prettier. There are a few bumpy areas and we saw a couple cars turn around, so don't drive it too fast.

Thank MTRose
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Easy drive through the canyons to the cassidy arch trailhead. You can view the arch from the road if you don't want to hike this trail as it is strenuous. Or do the easy grand wash trail from here. Small. Car park area but the...More

Thank Tweetcoz
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This is a gravel road, approximately 2 miles long, that links from the main scenic drive to a parking area with trailheads. It is not as challenging as it sounds - it is an easy drive (just take it slow) and you'll enjoy driving past...More

Thank LeeStJohn
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

If the word 'wash' makes you nervous, don't let it. This road is nicely maintained. We saw RVs and cars make the drive without a problem. This is purportedly where Butch Cassidy hid out and it was fun to imagine him riding in here with...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We drove this gravel road off of the scenic road. It was so fun to drive between the rocks on each side. The road is narrow in a few spots, so be aware of cars approaching from the opposite direction. Expect your car to be...More

Thank scrappysquirrel
Reviewed 13 June 2017

You will find the The Grand Wash Road turnoff while driving along the Scenic Drive within Capital Reef National Park. This is a scenic 2-mile approach to the carpark and Grand Wash trailhead. The route is off-road, passing right beside towering rock walls and delightful...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Worth driving this road if it is not too wet. We took the 24ft RV down. It give you a great understanding of the reef as you drove between the cliffs.

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Grand Wash is a lovely drive. It a good place to get an understanding and appreciation of Capital Reef without driving long distances on bad roads. There is a popular hiking trail at the end of the road.

Thank photoguywisconsin
Reviewed 26 December 2016

This is a short dirt road off the Scenic Drive inside Capitol Reef National Park. There are is a popular hiking trail at the end of the road along with a washroom. The drive is not technical and can be done with a regular car...More

1  Thank stevie128
Reviewed 28 November 2016

The drive is so awesome with cliffs 100 and 200 ft tall above. Didnt need a 4x4 to make it. Pretty good roads when I went. They take pretty good care of the roads.

1  Thank Heaven L
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