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 trailhead there is a picnic site. The Fruita Campground camp site and the Amphitheater theatre can be seen along the trail. There are also restroom and an orchard along the trail. Near the end of the trail is a viewpoint.
Fremont River Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Trails on the campground side of the Fremont River in the Fruita District see a lot of traffic. Not so much on the other side of the river. The Fremont Gorge Overlook Trail is often overlooked when visitors plan their activities in the park."
--Brett Prettyman, Best Easy Day Hikes Capitol Reef National Park (Falcon Guides).
"Are you staying in Fruita Campground and looking for an invigorating early morning walk? Are you searching for a hike that will give you some energizing elevation gain, the restorative sound of rushing water, and inspirational views? The Fremont River Trail is accessible from the Fruita picnic area, the Gifford Homestead, and the Fruita Campground and may be the wake-up call for which you’re looking, or it may be the perfect introductory hike if you’re staying in the park a couple days or more. If you’re an early morning birder or photographer, or if you want to walk a less-traveled path that is still in the heart of the park, just a few minutes by car from the visitor center, then this is your hike."
--Greg Witt, 50 Best Short Hikes: Utah's National Parks (Wilderness Press).
"It is easy to see why pioneers were first drawn to the Fremont River in this desert landscape. It is truly an oasis, and the orchards that run along the river near the campground are a true wonder in such an extreme environment."
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