Capitol Reef National Park

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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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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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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Hickman Bridge Trail

Just two miles east of the Capitol Reef visitor center, the trailhead to Hickman Bridge offers hikers an easy, spectacularly scenic trek up to a large natural arch. The trail is not particularly long or steep, but it provides access to some amazing sites, including the large arch itself, ...

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Grand Wash Trail

Grand Wash is a famous gorge that cuts its way through the upper portion of the Waterpocket Fold in Capitol Reef National Park. The wash connects the Scenic Road as it heads south past Cassidy Arch, to Highway 24 just east of Spring Canyon. The wash is level throughout ...

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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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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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America’s Outback: Southern Utah

May 8, 2009, 7:35 am
IF the name Dry Fork Coyote Gulch doesn’t give fair warning that this is not your average hike, then the haunting drive to the trailhead will remove all doubt. The sandy Hole-in-the-Rock Road is one of the few routes that even attempt to enter the biblical expanse of desert ...

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Fruita Campground

The Fruita Campground is often described as an oasis within the desert. Adjacent to the Fremont River and surrounded by historic orchards, this developed campground has 71 RV/tent sites, each with a picnic table and grill, but no individual water. sewage or electrical hook-ups. An RV dump station, located ...

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Cathedral Valley Campground

The Cathedral Campground is located approximately halfway on the Cathedral Valley loop road which traverses Capitol Reef's Cathedral District. About 36 miles from the Visitor Center, this primitive, no-fee campground has six sites, each with a picnic table and fire grate. There is a pit toilet, but no water ...

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