Trail

Grand Wash

Fruita, UT
Length: 6.25 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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Flat out and back hike with no exposure and a great hike to let your toddler run around. You are hiking up a wash through a canyon with amazing canyon wall views. It is always smart to check with rangers about the weather when hiking in any wash. A little over 6 miles out and back if you do the entire thing but you can turn around anytime. A very popular family hike, Grand Wash offers a family friendly outing in a short package.The hike descends Grand Wash, an impressively deep and sheer walled wash that cuts through the Navajo sandstone layer in the deepest section. The narrowest sections are about 15 or so feet wide, which is wide enough they used to drive cars through the wash, but still offers a pretty impressive narrow canyon hike. There are many signs warning of flash flood danger, and they do frequently close the Upper Trailhead road during storms, however flood danger is moderate unless an exceptionally big storm passes through.

 

Submitted by: Tim Akers- Akers Digital

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 300 ft.
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles
Yes

Trail highlights

Camping Nearby, Junior Ranger Program, Natural Play Area, Ranger Led Hikes, Shaded Hike, Visitor Center, and Wildlife Viewing

This is just a great easy hike for the family. Hiking through the wash and seeing the tall canyon walls is pretty amazing. Wide trail and great to let your toddler run around. It is also very shady so a great hike to do during the summer if it is warm out. If you’re hiking in the winter or colder months, try to do this midday when the sun is at its highest. Although there are no facilities at this trailhead, the visitor center is just 4.5 miles down the road which has food, camping, a little shop, ranger station, and more.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

The north trailhead has free parking.

Trail Contributor

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Hike it Baby Trail Guide is managed by the Family Trail Guide team. If a trail has been “abandoned” by the initial owner, it gets adopted by the team. Also, if there are no trails in the area, the Family Trail Guide team researches trails that are family friendly in the area to insure that hikes cover all areas where Hike it Baby hikes.

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Getting There

Roughly 4.5 miles east of the visitor center on UT-24 e. Trailhead is on the south side of the road.