Golden Throne Trail

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Elevation Gain1,861ft
Trailhead Elevation5,417ft
Elevation Min/Max5405/6134ft
Elevation Start/End5417/5417ft

Golden Throne Trail

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. This trail connects with the following: Capitol Gorge Road.

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100 Classic Hikes Utah (The Mountaineers Books)
Julie K. Trevelyan
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"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." Read more
50 Best Short Hikes: Utah's National Parks (Wilderness Press)
Greg Witt
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"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." Read more
Best Easy Day Hikes Capitol Reef National Park (Falcon Guides)
Brett Prettyman
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"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." Read more

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Capitol Reef National Park
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Dec 2018