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Address: Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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An eight-mile trail leading to the Cassidy Arch.

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Best hike in the park!

Awesome vistas of a variety of terrain. Very doable for moderate hike. Get on at the fruita house and continue on to Cassidy arch. Round trip 9 miles.?awesome, would do it again... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Karen J
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West Jordan, Utah
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West Jordan, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Awesome vistas of a variety of terrain. Very doable for moderate hike. Get on at the fruita house and continue on to Cassidy arch. Round trip 9 miles.?awesome, would do it again for sure.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Don't go when it's warm (guess why they call it Frying Pan?) There are some steep longish ascents, but nothing technical. Varied landscape and views, plus the chance to see Cassidy Arch (which is technically a bridge). Some good views of Capitol Reef. This trail won't really hold up to the standards of other nearby parks (or even lots of... More 

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Price Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great views and good exercise. Don't do it when it is hot or you won't enjoy the experience. Easy trail with ups and downs and not too exposed. Somes views but mostly winds in and out of canyons.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

I've been to zion, and there are some spectacular trails (angel's landing), but this trail is so interesting with the varied terrain and interesting geology, even the kids will find it easy to walk for miles. Careful, though, it will spoil you...

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

This hike was beautiful though strenuous. I would definitely hike it again, bringing less in my backpack as I did. It took me 6hrs to reach Cassidy Arch and back to Cohab Canyon trail. What kicked me in the butt was the second and longest accent. But in the end, it was definitely worth it! The Frying Pan trail is... More 

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