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Capitol Reef National Park and Fremont Gorge WSA Trails :: Torrey, UT

From Interstate 70 in central Utah, take UT 24 south to Hanksville. Where UT 24 turns west, follow it to the Capitol Reef National Park entrance. The highway crosses the park and exits on the west near Torrey. Near the park entrance on the west sid

Capitol Reef National Park: Chimney Rock Canyon to Spring Canyon :: Torrey, UT

A cathedral-like hallway in Capitol Reef National Park combines easy canyon hiking and foolproof route-finding with life-list sights.

Capitol Reef National Park: Capitol Gorge to Pleasant Creek :: Torrey, UT

Spend the night at a five-star campsite tucked in the broad slickrock bowls between Capitol Gorge and Pleasant Creek on this 7.7 miler in Capitol Reef National Park.

Capitol Reef National Park :: Torrey, UT

Capitol Reef’s dominant features are its wall-like cliffs, nearly 1,000 feet high, that run like an ocean reef for a distance of 90 miles. The tops of these cliffs are a white sandstone that many people say resembles the United States Capitol – hence

Capitol Reef National Park – Fruita Campground :: Torrey, UT

Phenomenal scenery, fabulous hiking, and free fruit combine for a truly fantastic camping experience.

Notom To Oak Creek Road :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Notom To Oak Creek Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Garfield County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is 4.1 miles long and begins at 5,306 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.2 miles with a total elevation gai

Baker Ranch Road :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Baker Ranch Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Sevier County, Wayne County, and Emery County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is 18.5 miles long and begins at 5,921 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 36.8 miles w

Little Black Mountain Spur :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Little Black Mountain Spur is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Wayne County and Emery County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is 3.7 miles long and begins at 5,706 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.3 miles with a to

Caineville Wash Road :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Caineville Wash Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Wayne County and Emery County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is 30.1 miles long and begins at 4,624 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 60.2 miles with a total

Gypsum Sinkhole Spur Road :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Gypsum Sinkhole Spur Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Wayne County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 6,002 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.1 miles with a total elevation gain

Goosenecks Overlook Trail :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Goosenecks Overlook Trail is a hiking trail in Wayne County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is 0.1 miles long and begins at 6,364 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 414 feet. Near

Capitol Gorge Road :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Capitol Gorge Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Wayne County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is 2.3 miles long and begins at 5,417 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 954

Navajo Knobs Trail :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Navajo Knobs Trail is a hiking trail in Wayne County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is 2.4 miles long and begins at 6,375 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,578 feet. The trail

Hartnet Road :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Hartnet Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Wayne County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is 27.4 miles long and begins at 6,994 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 54.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,922 f

Cassidy Arch Trail :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Cassidy Arch Trail is a hiking trail in Wayne County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 5,958 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 259 feet. The trail en

Fremont Gorge Overlook Trail :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Fremont Gorge Overlook Trail is a hiking trail in Wayne County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is two miles long and begins at 5,488 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,053 feet.

Capitol Gorge :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Capitol Gorge is a hiking trail in Wayne County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 5,434 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 897 feet. Near the trailhea

Sulphur Creek Road :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Sulphur Creek Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Wayne County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is 3.8 miles long and begins at 6,603 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 754

Fruita Overlook Trail :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Fruita Overlook Trail is a hiking trail in Wayne County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 5,635 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 218 feet. The trail

Sulphur Creek Route :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Sulphur Creek Route is a hiking trail in Wayne County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 6,046 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 392 feet. Near the tr

Frying Pan Trail :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Frying Pan Trail is a hiking trail in Wayne County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is 3.8 miles long and begins at 5,657 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,072 feet. Along the tr

Pleasant Creek Road :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Pleasant Creek Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Wayne County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is 2.6 miles long and begins at 5,929 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 55

Hickman Bridge Trail :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Hickman Bridge Trail is a hiking trail in Wayne County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is a mile long and begins at 5,349 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 876 feet. Near the trai

South Draw Road :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

South Draw Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Wayne County and Garfield County, Utah. It is within Fishlake National Forest and Capitol Reef National Park. It is 5.6 miles long and begins at 5,929 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail i

Cohab Canyon Trail :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Cohab Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Wayne County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 5,358 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,394 feet. Near the t

Chimney Rock Loop :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Chimney Rock Loop is a hiking trail in Wayne County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is three miles long and begins at 6,048 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,675 feet. Near the

Tanks Trail :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Tanks Trail is a hiking trail in Wayne County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 5,342 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 170 feet. The Water Tanks att

Grand Wash Trail :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Grand Wash Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Wayne County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is 3.5 miles long and begins at 5,571 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,148

Golden Throne Trail :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Golden Throne Trail is a hiking trail in Wayne County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 5,417 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,861 feet. Near the

Fremont River Trail :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Fremont River Trail is a hiking trail in Wayne County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 5,416 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 682 feet. Near the tr

Sunset Point Trail :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Sunset Point Trail is a hiking trail in Wayne County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 6,364 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 607 feet. Near the tra

Rim Overlook Trail :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Rim Overlook Trail is a hiking trail in Wayne County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 5,455 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,073 feet. The Nels J

The Post Cut-Off Trail :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

The Post Cut-Off Trail is a hiking trail in Garfield County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 4,874 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 286 feet. The L

Strike Valley Overlook Trail :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Strike Valley Overlook Trail is a hiking trail in Garfield County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 5,868 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 147 feet.

Upper Muley Twist Canyon Loop Trail :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Upper Muley Twist Canyon Loop Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Garfield County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is 10.2 miles long and begins at 5,774 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.2 miles with a total

Halls Creek Overlook Trail :: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

Halls Creek Overlook Trail is a hiking trail in Garfield County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 4,446 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,255 feet.

Fruita Campground :: Teasdale, UT

Fruita Campground in Capitol Reef National Park offers a one-of-a-kind camping experience. Where else can you view the marvels of a singular and gorgeous national park and wander through orchards eating ripe fruit to your belly’s content? A

Hickman Bridge :: Torrey, UT

Hickman Bridge is the must-see formation at Capitol Reef National Park. Naturally, this is one of the most popular hikes in the park. The natural land bridge is 133 feet long and 125 feet off the ground at the highest point. It was named after Utah L

Burro Wash :: Grover, UT

Burro Wash is the most northern of the major slot canyon hikes on the east side of Capitol Reef National Park. This truly is a strenuous hike with some serious scrambling skills required. The Bureau of Land Management administers the first portion of

Burr Trail :: Boulder, UT

This long and easy route offers a great variety of scenery. Although it is now predominantly paved road, there are rough sections through Capitol Reef National Park on which lowslung vehicles will need to exercise care. Special Attractions: Long and

Notom Road :: Notom, UT

This easygoing route passes through the old town site of Notom and across the Sandy Creek Benches to travel along inside the Waterpocket Fold in Capitol Reef National Park. It is often suitable for passenger cars in dry weather, but loose sand, bulld

Tantalus Creek Trail :: Grover, UT

This trail sees surprisingly little use considering that it is partly within a popular national park. Moderately difficult, the trail encompasses a wide variety of scenery and trail surfaces. Special Attractions: Exciting trail partly within Capitol

Cathedral Valley Trail :: Hanksville, UT

This long route travels through remote areas of Capitol Reef National Park and BLM land north of Caineville. The route is normally suitable for a 2WD high-clearance vehicle in good weather. Long stretches of sand, some minor rough sections, and the F

Upper Muley Twist Trail :: Boulder, UT

This interesting spur trail is contained within Capitol Reef National Park. It leads off from Burr Trail, 2.9 miles west of Notom Road. The start of the trail is signed for Upper Muley Twist. The first 0.4 miles can be used by passenger vehicles down

Utah Highway 12 Scenic Byway: Section 1 - Red Canyon to Escalante :: Cannonville, UT

A 62-mile high plateau and canyon drive, featuring the redrock country of the Paunsaugunt Plateau and the high desert canyonlands south of the Aquarius Plateau. The most scenic highway in a state well known for its scenic drives, the highway here is

Utah Highway 24 Scenic Byway: Loa to Hanksville :: Torrey, UT

Starting in one of the state’s prettiest farming/ranching valleys, this drive quickly enters classic Utah canyon country, highlighted by the many scenic attractions of the Waterpocket Fold. It is approximately 75 miles along UT 24 from Loa to Hanksvi

Pelican Canyon–Fishlake Hightop :: Richfield, UT

Covering 2500 acres, gorgeous Fish Lake is Utah’s largest natural mountain lake, situated in a beautiful setting with rolling hills covered in aspen trees and tall pines. One hundred ninety-one miles south of Salt Lake City and only 42 miles northwes

Goosenecks and Sunset Point :: Torrey, UT

Visitors in a hurry to get a taste of what Utah’s least-visited national park offers need to stop here for a glimpse. This is a stop many people simply traveling through the park without intentions to do any hiking will make to stretch their legs, sn

Escalante Mountains Drive :: Escalante, UT

This tour will take you through high meadows and forest as it climbs to 10,500 feet. Vistas take in the Escalante River Basin, Capitol Reef National Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. You may also see antelope, deer, elk and waterfowl.

Cohab Canyon–Frying Pan–Cassidy Arch :: Torrey, UT

This stunning combination of three trails offers a trip right into the sandstone heart of Capitol Reef National Park. There are two choices of starting point for Cohab Canyon: a trailhead on State Route 24 or the one on the Scenic Drive, just by the