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 feet. Along the trail there is an information.
Capitol Gorge Road Professional Review and Guide
"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).
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