This trail requires no extra
equipment to do.
The weather varies greatly and rain
will flood the trail.
Be sure to check the weather so
that you are not caught in the wash
during a storm.
Take some time to
explore the the wash. It is a
short hike so there is plenty of
time to take it all in!
The wash is 11 miles south of UT 24 along the Notom-
Bullfrog road and is identified by a sign. Trail Type
This trail is for hiking only. Distance
This trail is about 2 miles, (3.1 km), one way. The
elevation at the trailhead is 4508 ft. with a gain of 720 ft. Difficulty Moderate
This trail is moderate with some difficult parts of the
path that are harder to negotiate.
The path is rocky. Some parts have been covered with
fallen rock that you will have climb over. The trail
continues from the last mapped point into Capitol Reef
Trail Coordinates / Points of Interest
|Name (Click name below to view map)||GPS||Latitiude||Longitude|
|Five Mile Wash||38.152799||-111.083257 |
Take in the Views
There are points at which you can hike up the
canyon which will lead to the rim level. This
hike which has quite spectacular views over the
surrounding domed summits, the eastern
plateau beneath the Henry Mountains and of
the canyon itself.
Get a Closer Look
Down inside the wash is a path of winding
narrows that are spectacular to see. The
path is the perfect combination of shallow,
twisted narrows, dryfalls, pools and flat
sections. The Navajo sandstone and red
rock make for a beautiful array of color.
Do it at Your Own Pace
Usually people will turn around as they reach the dryfall point of the
trail. This can be circumvented by carefully going up the rock slide
on right (back 50 yards) and circling up and around the fall. Please
note that this route is not suggested, but noted as possible.