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“short walk”(22 reviews)
“sunset point”(14 reviews)
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A short hike with geological viewpoints and photo opportunities.
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Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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+1 800-858-7951
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All reviewsshort walksunset pointmexican hatdramatic viewsparking areadeep canyondirt roadparking lotmain routewatch your stephundred feetbeautiful canyonwell worth the stopan easy walkthe clifftrail headmoderate hike
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As other people have said this is just off the main route through the park and is easily accessible to all as only a short walk from parking so if you have limited time to spend in Capitol Reef then stop here to get a...More

Thank speedsister
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This look out is close to the parking and provides a very dramatic view into the canyon. The trail was very hard to follow to the metal, protective look out so many people just walked to the edge, which was a bit dangerous. From the...More

Thank IowaMum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The shape of the river is very interesting to view from far above. The theories of the formation are fun to ponder.

Thank Ikie
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are more impressive sights in Utah, but this is a worthwhile stop if you're passing through Capitol Reef. Just a mile or so off Route 12 on a dirt road, just keep going to the end. Then it's a short walk to the overlook....More

Thank PabloMaxNJ
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

This hike is super short, although pretty steep in some areas. With taking pictures it took us less than 20 minutes with a baby in a carrier. The river was very low, so the goosenecks were not all that exciting.

1  Thank Yellow V
Reviewed 3 June 2018

A short hike to a very scenic overlook. It was extremely windy when we were there and actually a little scary. My son who is afraid of heights chose not to go out to the overlook. I did but did not feel extremely comfortable and...More

1  Thank gyshwysh
Reviewed 3 June 2018

A popular location according the the visitors center and we stopped to check it out. It's a great place and a must see. The deep colorful canyon can take your breath away. The short walk along the edge to the overlook railing rewards you with...More

Thank WillandKate_11
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Easily reached in virtually any vehicle - 4WD is not at all required. There is a short trail to the overlook platform. Sunset is likely a better time to visit that sunrise.

Thank LSUTraveller
Reviewed 12 May 2018

The view from this area is unlike any other in the park - and it's free - right on Hwy 24. You can also hike to Sunset Point from the same parking lot

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Just a few miles before the visitors center, and just a few hundred feet hike, you can preview the grandiose scenery that awaits you.

Thank sycha
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