Sulphur Creek Route

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Elevation Gain392ft
Trailhead Elevation6,046ft
Elevation Min/Max5904/6050ft
Elevation Start/End6046/6046ft

Sulphur Creek Route

Sulphur Creek Route is a hiking trail in Wayne County, Utah. It is within Capitol Reef National Park. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 6,046 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 392 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking.

Sulphur Creek Route Professional Reviews and Guides

"Sulphur Creek is not a marked or maintained trail, but enough people have done the hike that it is quite easy to follow. Besides, it is a slot canyon—where else can you go?

People have been doing the Sulphur Creek hike for years, but its popularity has increased exponentially in the past decade. The hike represents a small taste of canyoneering and is popular with large groups and families. Sulphur Creek is a perennial stream—meaning it has a constant flow of water throughout the year—that enters Capitol Reef National Park from the west. In fact, visitors coming from Torrey on Hwy. 24 drive over the creek.

This is a perfect hike for the hottest days, as it offers immediate relief from the heat. It is not the place to be in if there is a possibility of a flash flood. Check the weather at the visitor center before setting off on this hike."

"Don’t let the name fool you—Sulphur Creek is a crystal-clear perennial creek that has none of the brackish, cloudy, or odiferous qualities you might associate with sulfur.

By the end of the hike you’ll be playing and cooling yourself in this refreshing desert creek, a tributary of the Fremont River. Sulphur Creek is one of the most attractive slot canyons in Capitol Reef and a signature hike within a great hiking park."

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Trail Information

Capitol Reef National Park
Nearby City
Capitol Reef National Park
Capitol Reef National Park, HC 70, Box 15, Torrey, Utah, 84775;
Local Contacts
Park map and brochure available at the visitor center
Local Maps

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Nov 2018