Capitol Reef National Park

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  • 1. Capitol Gorge Trail and the Tanks

    Viewpoint

    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...Read More

  • 2. Chimney Rock Trail

    Trail

    You're almost sure to see ravens drifting on thermal winds around the deep-red Mummy Cliff that rings the base of this trail. This loop trail...Read More

  • 3. Cathedral Valley/North District Loop

    Trail

    The north end of Capitol Reef, along this backcountry road, is filled with towering monoliths, panoramic vistas, water crossings, and a stark...Read More

  • 4. Cohab Canyon Trail

    Trail

    Find rock wrens and Western pipistrelles (canyon bats) on this trail. One end is directly across from the Fruita Campground on Scenic Drive...Read More

  • 5. Fremont River Trail

    Trail

    What starts as a quiet little stroll beside the river turns into an adventure. The first ½ mile of the trail wanders past orchards next to the...Read More

  • 6. Golden Throne Trail

    Trail

    As you hike to the base of the Golden Throne, you may be lucky enough to see one of the park's elusive desert bighorn sheep, but you're more...Read More

  • 7. Grand Wash Trail

    Trail

    At the end of unpaved Grand Wash Road you can continue on foot through the canyon to its end at Highway 24. This flat hike takes you through...Read More

  • 8. Hickman Bridge Trail

    Trail

    This trail leads to a natural bridge of Kayenta sandstone, with a 133-foot opening carved by intermittent flash floods. Early on, the route...Read More

  • 9. Sunset Point Trail

    Trail

    The trail starts from the same parking lot as the Goosenecks Trail, on your way into the park about 3.3 miles west of the visitor center. Benches...Read More

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