Five Mile Wash

Bureau of Land Management, Utah.

Five Mile Wash is one of the many canyons that drain the east side of the Waterpocket Fold in Capitol Reef National Park. From the edge of the reef, Five Mile Wash deepens and narrows steadily but a deep pool and dryfalls quite early on stops easy progress up the canyon which instead can be followed high above at rim level - a hike which has quite spectacular views over the surrounding domed summits, the eastern plateau beneath the Henry Mountains and of the canyon itself, with many pools and narrow sections.

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11 miles south of State Route 24 along Notom Road