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."