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.
Capitol Gorge Professional Reviews and Guides
"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."
--Greg Witt, 50 Best Short Hikes: Utah's National Parks (Wilderness Press).
"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."
--Ted Alvarez, Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast (Falcon Guides).
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