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Capitol Gorge Trail

Capitol Reef National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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so cool

The drive in is amazing, followed by an awesome hike. We took our two year old and he loved playing... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
papasn0w
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Cottonwood Heights, Utah
An Easy and Fun Hike

SCENIC DRIVE & HIKE After ravenously consuming our fruit pies we decided to take the the 10-mile... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2017
Steve C
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Annapolis, Maryland
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“dirt road” (19 reviews)
“capitol gorge” (12 reviews)
“easy hike” (11 reviews)
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Capitol Reef National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

The drive in is amazing, followed by an awesome hike. We took our two year old and he loved playing in the canyon.

Thank papasn0w
Reviewed 25 November 2017

SCENIC DRIVE & HIKE After ravenously consuming our fruit pies we decided to take the the 10-mile Scenic Drive to Capitol Gorge. We started around two, the hottest part of the day, and stopped at all of the interpretive signs along the way where we...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Wow, we drove down this road and got the most incredible views of the canyon. The road is in great shape. Saw lots of regular cars in addition to SUV's and Motorhomes. The canyon views of canyon are incredible. It is a must do when...More

Thank Craig-World-Travelle
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Even the road getting here is amazing. The trail is easy. Lots of varied rock formations along the way. Be sure to walk up to the Tanks.

Thank MTRose
Reviewed 4 November 2017

This dirt road looked very intriguing. It reminded me of road to historic sites in Jordon. Was scared to take my shiny new car down the road however, with all the suvs and trucks. It so looked like a movie set from the 1940's. Can...More

Thank Marius D
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I realize most reviewers who have left reviews for this attraction came for the hike up the Capitol Gorge trail to see the Golden Throne. We did not have time for hiking, but just took the drive which is 8 miles on a paved, narrow...More

1  Thank Michael K
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Worth it just for Beautiful drive getting to this trailhead parking area. Restrooms available. Interesting watching for writing on the rock walls, nice trail along stream. Hard to imagine when this "dugway" was the only road through the area.

Thank DianePf650
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We were were a little worried on this one as we were in a Chevy Cruz and it looked like it was going to rain.. and rain hard. Fortunately it held off until we had left. The drive into the gorge is fantastic. You get...More

1  Thank OldNavy1961
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

It is not a short climb to the tanks. This added an extra hour to the walk. The walk from the car park up to the bottom of the tanks marker is easy. It took us 2 hours. The walk up to the tanks is...More

1  Thank Tweetcoz
Reviewed 8 October 2017

The distances always seem under-estimated. It is a flat trail up the gorge, but there is no satifying goal unless you go up the the tanks. These are pools of water left over from the last rain. This part is short but is more of...More

1  Thank Jmcc150
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