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

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Cool piece of history!

How did they write their names so high on the walls?? I dont know but its pretty awesome to see the old dates and names of those before us.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 November 2016
Heaven L
Logan, Utah
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Logan, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

How did they write their names so high on the walls?? I dont know but its pretty awesome to see the old dates and names of those before us.

Thank Heaven L
Eugene, OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We hiked in this area and were astounded by the Register. Interesting these markings were still there and some are so high up too. Finding names and dates was so much fun. Be sure to see this area when you visit the park.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Pity about this place is that the trail on which it is to be found offers little else (Capitol Gorge). The register itself is pretty neat and nice to see it hasn't been vandalized like for example the cliff in Guernsey.

Thank Gwen_BE
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Easy hike, flat, partially shady. At first we thought it was recent graffiti, but someone told us it was the Pioneer Register. When, we stopped to look, it was actually very interesting!

Thank Karen-N-Doug
Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Apparently it used to be a river - at least it was completely dry when I was there and a beautiful hike. Tall red rock walls with some greenery.

Thank Michael M
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

The Pioneer Register which is reached via driving 2 miles up a dirt track and then a short walk through a canyon, is so worth it, she you are viewing Pioneers names and dates on the canyon walls. You can also view ancient petroglyphs on this walk as well

Thank D0dge51
Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

We missed it on the way out but were able to find it on the way back. It's kind of a cool piece of history, but doesn't hold much significance to us since we are not native-Utahns. The trail it's located on is only okay.

Thank Megan B
Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

The Pioneer Register is viewable along the hike into Capitol Gorge. The hike itself is flat and relatively easy. The drive to the trailhead was on a dirt road, navigable by a normal car, but longer and bumpier than I expected. The Register is a number of names carved into the walls of the gorge. They are of various sizes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We had a guidebook so we knew this was a half mile in, but still might have missed it. I was surprised that there wasn't a sign like there was for the petroglyphs. My son was the one who noticed and asked why there are so many names up on the wall. For some reason, it was the bullet holes... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

This writing on the wall is very high - the rangers had no real idea how the pioneers got up there to do it It obviously took some time. One theory is they stood on their wagons and another is they lowered a guy in a bucket from the top. Both seem a little far fetched. Another interesting thing we... More 

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