Cathedral Valley Trail

Hanksville, Utah 84734

Cathedral Valley Trail

Cathedral Valley Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This long route travels through remote areas of Capitol Reef National Park and BLM land north of Caineville. The route is normally suitable for a 2WD high-clearance vehicle in good weather. Long stretches of sand, some minor rough sections, and the Fremont River crossing make it unsuitable for passenger vehicles.

Special Attractions: Desert viewpoints of Lower and Upper South Desert Overlooks; Historic Morrell cabin; Desert scenery in Cathedral Valley in Capitol Reef National Park. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
7 hours
4,500 feet
Trailhead Elevation
6,900 feet
Top Elevation
Capitol Reef National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Caineville, Fruita, Fruita NW, Cathedral Mount, Solomon’s Temple, Caine Springs, Loa, Salina
Local Maps