Capitol Reef National Park

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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Old Wagon Trail

Old Wagon Trail follows an abandoned wagon route that ascends Miners Mountain from the Scenic Drive. The trail climbs steadily westward reaching a high point of 6,880 feet. From the trail's western terminus, panoramic views of the Waterpocket Fold are visible. Begin this hike three miles south of Grand ...

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Sunset Point Trail

This short trail begins from the end of Panorama Point Road and leads less than one half mile southeastward to Sunset Point. The point lies at an elevation of 6,400 feet above Sulphur Creek. This overlook is easy to reach and provides views of Capitol Reef, eastward, and the ...

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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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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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Capitol Reef Visitor Center

The Visitor Center is located in Fruita at the intersection of Highway 24 and Scenic Drive. It contains exhibits on the geology, natural history and cultural history of the area as well as a book store. Rangers are on staff to provide current conditions and permits for the backcountry. ...

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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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The Ripple Rock Nature Center

Capitol Reef National Park is located in south-central Utah. The Ripple Rock Nature Center, residence area, Fruita Historic District, and park headquarters are 11 miles east of Torrey along Highway 24. Basic groceries, gas, and restaurants are available in Torrey. Dental and medical services are in Bicknell, 20 miles ...

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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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South Draw Road

This ride is not recommended in the winter or spring months due to deep snow at higher elevations which make the route impassable. If you like fast downhill rides, this trip should satisfy you. The route starts at 8,500 feet on Boulder Mountain and ends in the park at ...

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