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Chimney Rock Trail

Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Beautiful views

Awesome trail, but I highly recommend starting early in the morning so there is no problem with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great panorama and landscape views

The Chimney Rock Trail is located along the western end of Route 24 in Capital Reef National Park... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome trail, but I highly recommend starting early in the morning so there is no problem with parking. It is one of the most popular trails, the parking lot fills up early. Besides, if you start early, you beat the crowds and the heat!

Thank LucarBanff
Reviewed 15 June 2017

The Chimney Rock Trail is located along the western end of Route 24 in Capital Reef National Park. There is a carpark directly off the road where you find the trailhead. This is a challenging, 3.6 mile loop trail that makes a strenuous ascent up...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We only did the first part of the loop due to time constraints but there were great views all around! Would like to come back to do this hike in its entirety!

Thank viv2367b
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This loop trail offers great views of its namesake rock formation plus Spring Canyon. Most of the elevation gain occurs in the first part of the trail.

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The trail (lots of steps) was short and sweet and bat cave and other lookouts were a nice addition. I can imagine the view on Chimney Rock to be pretty in the spring when everything is green. The park was well maintained, pretty, and under...More

Thank tkbebe2002
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We did this hike late afternoon on the way back to our hotel. It's quite short but strenuous at times. Fantastic views and a great overlook over Chimney Rock. You will need sensible shoes and plenty of water.

Thank Theresa B
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We loved this hike, but be prepared with plenty of water and keen eyes. It's a steep climb and I don't find this parks trails particularly well marked so watch for cairns. The view from the top is just beautiful and the chimney is glorious....More

1  Thank Deborah F
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We hiked this trail on the recommendation of the visitor center. Spectacular views, so this is a must for visitors to Capitol Reef.

Thank Jens A
Reviewed 23 June 2016

It is nice to climb up the trail to the height of Chimney Rock, and have an impressive view from above. The rest of the trail is not so interesting.

Thank 58MMS
Reviewed 18 June 2016

My husband & I got to Capitol Reef in the afternoon but we were spending the night in Torrey and going back the next day, so we knew we had lots of time. Since Chimney Rock in one of the first trails in the park,...More

Thank MstqMI
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