Tantalus Creek Trail

Grover, Utah 84773

Tantalus Creek Trail

Tantalus Creek Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This trail sees surprisingly little use considering that it is partly within a popular national park. Moderately difficult, the trail encompasses a wide variety of scenery and trail surfaces. Special Attractions: Exciting trail partly within Capitol Reef National Park; Range of scenery from pine forest to red rock desert; Fishing and camping opportunities at Lower Bowns Reservoir. High-clearance 4WDs are recommended, though most stock SUVs are acceptable.

Expect a rough road surface with rocks larger than 6 inches, but there will be a reasonable driving line available. Patches of mud are possible but can be readily negotiated; sand may be deep and require lower tire pressures. There may be stream crossings up to 12 inches deep, substantial sections of single-lane shelf road, moderate grades, and sections of moderately loose road surface."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
2 hours
May to November
5,800 feet
Trailhead Elevation
8,600 feet
Top Elevation
Capitol Reef National Park, Dixie National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Lower Bowns Reservoir, Grover, Golden Throne, Bear Canyon, Loa
Local Maps

Trail Log