Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park

Trails in Capitol Reef

Boulder Mountain/Utah Hwy 12 - Burr Trail Road/Notom - Bullfrog Road/Utah Hwy 24 Loop

Starting at the Visitor Center and riding west via Utah Hwy 24, 10 miles, to Utah Hwy 12, this loop takes you over the high country on the west flank of Boulder Mountain (9,400 feet in elevation) on Utah Hwy 12, through the Circle Cliffs, across the Waterpocket Fold ...

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Burro Wash

Burro Wash is one of the breathtaking narrows within Capitol Reef National Park?s Waterpocket Fold, on the Notom-Bullfrog Road 9 miles south of Highway 24. This wash boasts a series of slots, interrupted by occasional wider canyon areas. The wash is full of obstacles, pools that require wading?and depending ...

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Burro Wash Trail

Burro Wash is one of five canyons that cuts through the Waterpocket Fold within Capitol Reef National Park. It can be accessed via Notom-Bullfrog Road by two-wheel drive vehicles. There is no developed parking area for this route, only turn outs along the roadway. The canyon is characterized by ...

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Capitol Gorge

Capitol Gorge follows the Capitol Wash through the Waterpocket Fold of Capitol Reef National Park, going from the south end of the Scenic Drive on the west side of the Fold to the town of Notom on the east. Through the Fold, Capitol Gorge becomes deep and narrow, with ...

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Cassiday Arch Trail

Location: Along the main scenic drive through Capitol Reef National Park Difficulty: Difficult Length: 1.75 mile oneway Elevation: 980 feet Time to Allow: 1-1/2 hours Season: Year round, but best March to October Cassiday Arch Trail climbs steeply up the northern face of Grand Wash Canyon and then heads across slickrock to a vantage ...

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Cassidy Arch Trail

Named after the famous Butch Cassidy, Cassidy Arch is located in the central portion of Capitol Reef National Park, specifically just within the western walls of Grand Wash, beside the Scenic Drive. The arch trail is a spur off of the larger Frying Pan Trail, a route that climbs ...

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Cathedral Valley Loop

Riding into the Cathedral Valley can be a very challenging and rewarding experience. This is one of the more remote areas of the park. Finding water is very difficult and summer temperatures can soar over 100 degrees. This ride is best done in the spring or fall. There are ...

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Chimney Rock

The Chimney Rock Trail in Capitol Reef National Park takes visitors to the top of a low mesa along the edge of the Waterpocket Fold and across the mesa?s loop trail at the top. The rock is a natural spire, eroded out of the side of the mesa, and ...

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Cohab Canyon

Cohab Canyon is a popular destination atop the Waterpocket Fold in Capitol Reef National Park. The lower end of the canyon drops down into the gorge beside Highway 24, while the upper end overlooks the historical community of Fruita. The trail connects to the Frying Pan Trail, which in ...

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Cottonwood Wash

The Lower Trailhead for Cottonwood Wash is located on the Notom-Bullfrog Road, 9 miles south of Highway 24 in Capitol Reef National Park. The hike we describe follows a strenuous out-and-back route that requires rock-scrambling, wading, and trail-finding skills. There are numerous boulder falls and chokepoints that create a ...

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Fremont Gorge Trail

The Fremont Gorge Trail crosses Johnson Mesa, then climbs steeply 1,000 feet to an overlook above the Fremont River. The route begins at an easy grade then becomes strenuous as it climbs westward. The trail extends two and quarter miles one way. It provides panoramic views eastward to Capitol ...

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Fremont River Trail

The trail passes underneath the arch, and then swings south, heading down to the bluff overlooking the Fremont River. A nice viewpoint looks across the road to Fruita, and the mouth of Cohab Canyon. Capitol Reef National Park HC 70 Box 15 Torrey,UT,84775 Phone: (435) 425 3791 Email: [email protected] Directions Directions from Capitol Reef Visitor Center: ...

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Frying Pan Trail

The Frying Pan Trail in Capitol Reef National Park takes visitors from the head of Grand Wash and the Cassidy Arch Trail, across the Waterpocket Fold, and down into the Fremont River Canyon, along Highway 24. The trail treks right across the top of the Fold rather than cutting ...

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Golden Throne Trail

Toward the east end of Capitol Gorge in Capitol Reef National Park, hikers have the chance to climb up into the higher reaches of the Waterpocket Fold, to enjoy the view of Golden Throne from up close. The trailhead to this short, but strenuous ascent ascends by way of ...

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Goosenecks Trail

This short, easy trail leads less than a quarter-mile round trip from the end of Panorama Point access road. It heads northwestward from the trailhead to an overlook of the Sulphur Creek Canyon goosenecks. Panoramic views of Capitol Reef abound from this site to the east and north. Many ...

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