Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park

Sulphur Creek

One of the most fantastic hikes in Capitol Reef National Park, Sulphur Creek offers easy access to awesome canyoneering, complete with waterfalls, a 600-foot deep gorge, and great opportunities for wading, swimming, and rock scrambling. This is a family, and child-friendly hike that provides a rewarding experience for all skill levels and ages. The route is six miles long, and drops over 500 feet in elevation from Chimney Rock to the visitor center.

Most visitors begin the hike at Chimney Rock, work down to the dry streambed until they reach the confluence with Sulphur Creek, and then splash their way on downstream until they reach the visitor center. A shuttle is preferred for the return to Chimney Rock, though some visitors hike back along Highway 24 (adding an extra 3 miles to the trip), or hitch a ride.

Water levels fluctuate often within Sulphur Creek; visitors should check with the park officials at the visitor center before entering the canyon, especially when bringing children.
Capitol Reef National Park
HC 70 Box 15
Torrey,UT,84775
Phone: (435) 425 3791
Email: CARE_Interpretation@nps.gov