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Worth the climb

Very definitely worth climbing to the end of the trail. 360º view. Don't forget your cell phone for... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Chrys M
Start of trail is perfect picnic spot!

Having had a very early start to hike Cassidy Arch we found the park where the trail starts... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
speedsister
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21 Aug 2018
“Worth the climb”
29 Jun 2018
“Start of trail is perfect picnic spot!”
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

Very definitely worth climbing to the end of the trail. 360º view. Don't forget your cell phone for the video. We had no call reception but still was able to take pics and video.

Thank Chrys M
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Having had a very early start to hike Cassidy Arch we found the park where the trail starts opposite Gifford House where we had stopped to get some (delicious) pies and coffee. We grabbed a table in the park and really enjoyed our breakfast picnic...More

Thank speedsister
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We started by the amphitheater. We were parallel to the river and walking through tall greenish reeds. I felt uncomfortable being there and not being able to see if there was a snake or any other animal in those reeds. The foliage was thick and...More

2  Thank MG L
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I loved this trail. Easy start, along the river, and then the trail takes you up over 800 ft of elevation gain along the side of the canyon wall, offering amazing views. The trail is well marked, well maintain, and required some moderate effort, which...More

3  Thank Deanne A
Reviewed 25 December 2016

We jumped on the trail near the amphitheater. We walked southwest, which was along the river for a little while - passed a few horses and some sort of fruit bearing trees. Eventually, we were on the path, surrounded by foliage - to be frank,...More

Thank PinkFloydActuary
Reviewed 28 October 2016

My wife and I hiked the mostly level portion of this trail in mid-October 2016 while on a 5-park hiking tour of Utah’s national parks. This hike’s trailhead is at Gifford House and it runs beside the river, so it is a pleasant change to...More

Thank PhilosophicalOldGuy
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was well worth the small amount of effort. It was relaxing and the colours were gorgeous. It's not the craziest hike we did on our Utah trip, but it was a favourite.

Thank HatRez
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This was a trail with a little bit of everything! First you start off on a nice easy walk along the river. Then you come upon an apricot orchard. They were ripe so we were able to pick some. They were really good. My 11...More

Thank mrlaidbakk
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Don't let the flat path at the start fool you as this trail has a steep grade to navigate. No scrambling. Just steep. Views at top were good. We noticed a few hikers head back after the first lookout.

1  Thank appalachiantrailer
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Seems like an easy hike at the beginning by the river then the hike up begins! Beautiful views. It is along the edges of the mountain so a little tough for those afraid of heights like me. But worth it. You can do it. Give...More

1  Thank Natlparkfan7
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