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Address: Capitol Reef National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, UT

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Fun Drive and Hike.

We loved the drive down here through the narrows. The hike was very crowded, which surprised us because the rest of the park was pretty much empty. We passed large groups and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the drive down here through the narrows. The hike was very crowded, which surprised us because the rest of the park was pretty much empty. We passed large groups and about 50 people in our hike to the tanks and to see the pioneer register. Next time we might just go to other less busy parts of the... More 

Thank michaeljamiejohnston
Gurnee, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

At the end of the scenic drive (the dirt portion) you'll find the trailhead for this trail. It's an out-and-back trail about a mile long that passes through a canyon. The trail is fairly level and not strenuous. I found it pretty peaceful after the harrowing dirt road drive. Along the way, you'll pass the Pioneer Register, a rock wall... More 

Thank PinkFloydActuary
Logan, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The drive to the trail head is just as cool as the hike. The road was fine in an average car. Tall cliff walls on the road and in the trail. Took The pioneer register was so cool to read all the names and old dates carved into the walls. No graffiti please, this is historical markings.

Thank Heaven L
Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

This hike is a little boring compared with most of the others in the park . There are petroglyphs but they are not as good as others we saw and the pioneer register needed some more explanation. After a mile or so you could turn up the hillside to look at some small round ponds which was a bit more... More 

Thank JANDDBritinParis
Woodridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This was a very easy hike, but beautiful with canyon walls stretching straight up! Also fun to see petroglyphs and other historical marks. I loved the challenge of hiking up to the Tanks, although in October, there wasn't much to see other than some stale water. I enjoyed finding the cairns to guide me as I hiked up to the... More 

Thank Kate L
Center Valley, PA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My wife and I hiked this trail in October 2016 while visiting Capitol Reef NP on our five-park swing through Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion. The route to this trail is by “unmaintained road.” Provided it has not rained recently, a standard passenger car without extra high clearance can make this trip at 15MPH. We had already... More 

Thank PhilosophicalOldGuy
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This hike isn't anything spectacular but it's shaded, offers cool glimpses into history, and leads so the water tanks. That was our favorite part. My husband soaked his feet in the cold water but it looked too murky for my liking. :-) It took us about 15 minutes there and 15 minutes back (plus a half hour hiking to and... More 

Thank HatRez
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Took this easy hike as far as the turnoff to the Tanks which my husband continued on to. Beautiful scenery and very level.

Thank rurn0321
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

You need to drive quite a bit on a gravel road and in return I was expecting something good. But no... This is just a very boring trail! Nothing nice to see except the pioneer register.

Thank Gwen_BE
No. VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

You need to drive about a mile down a very dusty, bumpy road to get to the trail head for this relatively short hike. We made it in our rented van, so you don't need a 4WD vehicle. There are pit toilets and water available (also picnic tables) as you head out. You can take the short UPHILL option to... More 

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