Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park

Cassidy Arch Trail

Named after the famous Butch Cassidy, Cassidy Arch is located in the central portion of Capitol Reef National Park, specifically just within the western walls of Grand Wash, beside the Scenic Drive. The arch trail is a spur off of the larger Frying Pan Trail, a route that climbs northeast atop the Waterpocket Fold before dropping down into Cohab Canyon and onto Highway 24.

The arch is large and spectacular, photogenic at almost any angle. It sits 400 feet above the Scenic Drive and the Grand Wash Trail, offering a pleasant diversion on any trip. The climb is steep, but worth the visit.

Cassidy Arch Trail
Cassidy Arch Trail forks out of Grand Wash about three quarters of a mile from the parking area.

Cassidy Arch Viewpoint
The Frying Pan Trail branches off of the Cassidy Arch Trail after 1.1 miles, and heads up toward Cohab Canyon. There are many viewpoints points along the rim of the gorge, accessible from the Cassidy Arch and Frying Pan Trails.

Cassidy Arch
The Cassidy Arch Trail ends above the arch itself, offering great photo opportunities from a higher vantage point. There are no official routes to reach the base of the arch.

Capitol Reef National Park
HC 70 Box 15
Phone: (435) 425 3791
Email: [email protected]


Directions from Capitol Reef Visitor Center: Drive southward along the Scenic Drive 3.5 miles to Grand Wash Road. Turn left on to Grand Wash Road and drive to the trailhead at road's end.