capitol reef hiking trails

ShareTweet The Sunset Point Trail At Capitol Reef National Park is one of the easier trails to hike in the park.  As you might imagine, sine it is called sunset point it can be a popular trail to be on at sunset.  The trail is 1/3 of a mile long following a paved, then maintained […]

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ShareTweet The Old Wagon Loop Trail at Capitol Reef National Park is one of about 15 trails on the main list of maintained hiking trails in Capitol reef National Park.  It is a 3.25-mile loop and covers an elevation gain of 1,100 feet.  It starts at an elevation of 5,900 feet and goes all the […]

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ShareTweet The Fremont Gorge Hike At Capitol Reef is a relatively strenuous hike that covers a total of 4.5 miles (2.25 miles each way) and rises a total of 1,000 vertical feet.  It starts out near the blacksmith shop in the historic Fruita area of Capitol Reef and has a little parking area with no […]

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ShareTweet The Cohab Canyon hiking trail at Capitol reef is one of the best hiking trails at Capitol Reef National Park!  The park rates it as moderately strenuous as it covers 1.75 miles each way (it is not a loop so you hike the same trail 1.75 one-way and then retrace your steps back to […]

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ShareTweet After an intense windstorm in the campground at the Sand Creek RV Park in Torrey Utah outside of Capitol Reef National Park I escaped unscathed thanks to the wind fence next to the tent.  The tent shook violently the entire night and there wasn’t much sleep to be had.  Normally I don’t’ bother to […]

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ShareTweet Hickman Bridge is in fact a HUGE natural bridge (kind of like what you would see at Natural Bridges National Monument in South Eastern Utah) that is rated as a moderate hike at Capitol Reef National Park.  The hike is 1-mile each way (to and from the bridge) and loops around through the bridge […]

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ShareTweet The Cassidy Arch Hike at Capitol Reef National Park is one of the more strenuous and spectacular hikes in the park.  The elevation gain is about 1,150 feet over the course of 1.75 miles for a round trip hike of 3.5 miles.  To get to the trailhead you’ll need to drive down past the […]

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ShareTweet Along with Sunset Point at Capitol Reef National Park, the Fremont River Hike is one of the best spots for sunset photos when the weather cooperates and the cloud cover doesn’t roll in to block the sun at sunset.  Unlike the hike to Sunset Point, which is only 1/3 of a mile from the […]

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ShareTweet The Chimney Rock Loop hiking trail is one of the best hiking trails at Capitol Reef National Park.  The park rates the trail as “strenuous” since it covers a total of 3.5 miles and rises 810 feet in elevation from the lowest to highest point with some ups and downs in between.  The first […]

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ShareTweet There are TONS of awesome hikes to fill up a week of hiking at Capitol Reef National Park.  One of the shorter hikes is to go see “The Tanks” at Capitol Reef.  The Tanks are water pockets or areas where water pools in the rock at Capitol Reef located on a short trail off […]

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