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Cathedral Wash Trail

Marble Canyon, Arizona

based on 3 reviews



3.28 miles

Elevation Gain

597 ft

Route Type



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Cathedral Wash Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Marble Canyon, Arizona.
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Cathedral Wash Trail Reviews

Were going to paddle on Powell but a high-windstorm moved in so we looked for an alternative and did this hike - like a half-day hike. Short but enjoyable. When you eventually get to the river it is spectacular just hanging on the beach. Good spot for a nap just because it is so peaceful. Occasional pumped-up rafters happen by (they are pumped-up because they just put in a short time ago.) The Cathedral hike can be tricky in a coupla spots, with canyon bottom your left on the way to the beach you can if need be use the 'ceiling' as a ballast in a steep spot. Heads up on water in the wash.

It’s definitely a tough hike. Lots of obstacles but totally worth it in the end!!

Very pretty hike through a rugged canyon. It does require navigating some drops and choosing the best path for your abilities. Keep an eye out for cairns and be prepared for some scrambling. Bring plenty of water, wear sunscreen or a sun cover, and maybe take a bathing suit if you’re brave enough to swim in the cool, clear Colorado (the water is cold because it’s coming from the bottom of the Glen Canyon Dam).

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