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 trailhead there is parking. The trail ends near the Golden Throne Viewpoint.
Golden Throne Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Like a stately buttress rising into the sky, the Golden Throne is a majestic piece of natural architecture that is truly eye-catching. A giant piece of Navajo sandstone, it is somewhat unusual due its regal yellow color, which isn’t often found in the more commonly whitish Navajo formation."
--Julie K. Trevelyan , 100 Classic Hikes Utah (The Mountaineers Books).
"Among Capitol Reef’s front-country trails, the Golden Throne Trail is a less-frequented route that takes you from the floor of the canyon to scenic panoramas along the top of the Waterpocket Fold. In 2.0 miles, you’ll gain 700 feet of elevation as you mount rugged ledges and traverse above cliffs."
--Greg Witt, 50 Best Short Hikes: Utah's National Parks (Wilderness Press).
"The trail is a series of somewhat steep climbs followed by flat stretches for the length of the hike. There are a couple of exposed cliff edges, but most people seem to have no issue with the trail. A first glimpse of Golden Throne comes just when stepping onto a new flat."
--Brett Prettyman, Best Easy Day Hikes Capitol Reef National Park (Falcon Guides).
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