Capitol Gorge

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Distance2.2mi
Elevation Gain897ft
Trailhead Elevation5,434ft
Top5,465ft
Elevation Min/Max5242/5465ft
Elevation Start/End5434/5434ft

Capitol Gorge

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 trailhead there is parking. The Pioneer Register and Water Tanks attractions can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Tanks Trail.

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50 Best Short Hikes: Utah's National Parks (Wilderness Press)
Greg Witt
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"A stroll down the wash of Capitol Gorge takes you through one of only six drainages that cut through the Waterpocket Fold from east to west. This particular drainage was once a wagon road and subsequently a route used by motor vehicles before the construction of the present UT 24 in 1962. Capitol Gorge offered travelers a passage through the Waterpocket Fold that was free of the many Fremont River crossings required by the current UT 24 route." Read more
"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." Read more

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Trail Information

Capitol Reef National Park
Nearby City
Capitol Reef National Park
Parks
Capitol Reef National Park, (435) 425-4111; nps.gov/care
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Dec 2018