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Well worth the time

Plan on at least a half day but it is well worth it. The road is not suitable for some cars. Be... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
joevford
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Lehi, Utah
If after a rain, have a high clearance vehicle.

We drove to the west entrance of Cathedral Valley on Hwy 72 north of Fremont. We experienced... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Flare-n-me
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Willamette Valley, Oregon
via mobile
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60-mile Strenuous Biking Trail.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plan on at least a half day but it is well worth it. The road is not suitable for some cars. Be prepared for hours of completely unique and beautiful scenery all to yourself. It is not uncommon not see more than 1 or 2...More

Thank joevford
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We drove to the west entrance of Cathedral Valley on Hwy 72 north of Fremont. We experienced muddy roads winding through colorful orange/red aspens and beautiful views over the desert floor to the north. Entering Cathedral Valley from a high elevation was inspiring. We drove...More

1  Thank Flare-n-me
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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

The scenery is as good as others have said. It took us about 5 hours to make the loop. The road has a section with embedded rocks that is slow going and a lot of mi!es of washboard, which together makes the trip take so...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

The landscape changes so many times during this loop. It is incredible to see! We also enjoyed a picnic lunch along the way.

Thank Ginas418
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

60 mile loop. We started on North end and finished by fording river. My super navigator (LOL) did not notice that in the small printing, so it was quite a surprise to arrive at the river. After 4 1/2 hours I had joked on nearing...More

Thank bluemax48cc2017
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

I think most folks would be happy just buying a postcard of Cathedral Valley. There's a lot of empty dessert between scenic spots. The valley is wonderful, but I think most folks should simply but a nice postcard of the valley instead of a time...More

Thank photoguywisconsin
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Each curve seems to be more beautiful than the one before. We were amazed at all of the color in the formations. In addition we were surprised at the variety of rock formations throughout the area. This a great park that you can actually see...More

Thank J-W
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

Take your 4 wheel drive & camera for a day tour of Cathedral Valley. Short hikes to stunning overlooks & unique geological formations make for wonderful photography. A picnic table is located at the Upper Cathedral Valley Overlook. Be sure to check with the rangers...More

Thank Sherry P
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

The roads were in good conditions, negotiable with most high clearance vehicles. The ford was not an issue: little water in the river.

Thank 58MMS
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

A worthwhile side trip that will inspire you and renew your soul. The colors and structures are unique. Watch for teenagers that seem to love to race their new four wheel drive trucks through these side roads. Make sure your children are buckled up.

Thank John M
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