Capitol Reef National Park

Headquarters Canyon

Headquarters Canyon in the Waterpocket Fold of Capitol Reef National Park offers a short, easy canyoneering adventure that the whole family can enjoy. The trail follows a sandy wash upstream to where it cuts its way down through the solid sandstone of the reef. The route is normally dry ...

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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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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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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 ...

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Sheets Gulch

Sheets Gulch is a moderately strenuous hike that requires rock-scrambling and trail-finding skills, and at times wading. There are numerous boulder falls and chokepoints that create a route that will challenge novice hikers. The slots in the wash are deep and narrow, and harbor pools for much of the ...

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Navajo Knobs Trail

At an elevation of 6,980 feet, the Navajo Knobs command an impressive view of the Waterpocket Fold and its surroundings. The knobs are a pair of small hills that sit atop a jutting section of the Waterpocket Fold, between the Castle and the Mummy Cliff. Capitol Reef National Park HC ...

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Rim Overlook Trail

he Rim Overlook rises 1,000 feet above Fruita below, jutting out over the orchards and roads. Though not as lofty as the Knobs, the Overlook still own some awe-inspiring views. 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: Drive eastward on Highway ...

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Surprise Canyon

Surprise Canyon is a short, easy canyoneering route along the Waterpocket Fold of Capitol Reef National Park. The canyon is narrow, but never qualifies as a slot canyon. It requires just enough intrepidity and skill so as to be a glorious conquest for children, and a leisurely workout for ...

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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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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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