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Nice walk

We weren't expecting or aware of the Pioneer Register, so, at first sight from a distance, we were... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Cool place to visit

Somehow I missed the markings on the wall, but this is still cool to visit. I would recommend doing... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Ryan S
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

We weren't expecting or aware of the Pioneer Register, so, at first sight from a distance, we were appalled, thinking this was just people carving their names and nonsense into the rock, but we were then advised otherwise. A nice easy walk to get to...More

Thank Harrison_F_Carter
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Somehow I missed the markings on the wall, but this is still cool to visit. I would recommend doing this easy hike.

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 6 August 2018

What a great display of history. Not only was this cool but the drive and easy hike in to see it was awesome. Driving thru tall canyon walls in basically a wash for flooding then walking in the same for about another mile to reach...More

Thank Mikez428
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Thought it was fake at first until hubby explained it. Worth stopping on this easy hike and thinking about who traveled the same route.

Thank Vickie S
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Pioneer Register is located at the Capitol Gorge Trailhead as well as approximately half way down the Capitol Gorge Trail (0.5 mi/0.8 km one-way). There is a small parking lot at the trailhead. My husband and I did the Capitol Gorge Trail around 8:30am on...More

Thank pingaroo
Reviewed 18 April 2018

This is worth the very easy hike. Makes you wonder how they got up there to write their names. It is almost in a slot canyon, but not quite narrow enough to qualify. Easy one for the kids too!

Thank Colorado C
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

This is a feature on the Capitol Gorge trail, and it is about half a mile from the trailhead in the parking lot. At first we thought it was just a regrettable case of recent graffiti carved about 10’ high in the sandstone walls of...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Easy hike. Where the register is at is not well marked but its pretty easy to find. The names are easy to read. There are other petroglyps on this same trail.

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 19 November 2017

the drive to the register is worth it. The canyon walls a views are outstanding. we did the trip in the fall and the golden leaves on the drive made it that much better

Thank x5o5
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

So easy to miss if you are not looking out for it. This is just before the tanks. Quite high on the walls. Just looks like graffiti really. Doesn't look very special but it is part of history. This is the history inscription as well...More

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