Fodor's Expert Review Capitol Gorge Trail and the Tanks

Capitol Reef National Park Viewpoint Fodor's Choice

Starting at the Pioneer Register, about a ½ mile from the Capitol Gorge parking lot, is a ½-mile trail that climbs to the Tanks—holes in the sandstone, formed by erosion, that hold water after it rains. After a scramble up about ¼ mile of steep trail with cliff drop-offs, you can look down into the Tanks and see a natural bridge below the lower tank. Including the walk to the Pioneer Register, allow an hour or more for this interesting hike, one of the park's most popular. Moderate.

Viewpoint Scenic Drive Trail Park (National/State/Provincial) Fodor's Choice

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Capitol Reef National Park, Utah  84775, USA

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