Chimney Rock - Spring Canyon Trail

Torrey, Utah 84775

Chimney Rock - Spring Canyon Trail

Chimney Rock - Spring Canyon Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Chimney Rock Canyon is a long, narrow desert drainage on the northwestern side of Capital Reef National Park. It begins just outside the park on the eastern slopes of Thousand Lakes Mountain and meanders for some 15 miles through the Waterpocket Fold before draining into the Fremont River.

This hike intersects the canyon at its midpoint and follows it for its last six miles. The hike is particularly interesting from a geological point of view because it passes through so many different geologic strata. The route begins in the Moenkopi Formation, then passes through the Shinarump, Chinle, Wingate, and Kayenta Formations, and finally ends in the center of the Waterpocket Fold at the base of the Navajo Sandstone."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
250 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
5.5 hours
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
6,050 feet
Trailhead Elevation
6,300 feet
Top Elevation
Capitol Reef National Park
Local Contacts
Twin Rocks (USGS)
Local Maps

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