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Capitol Reef National Park Trails

Capitol Reef National Park: Pleasant Creek

Pass through sunburnt red canyons and cliffs marked with ancient petroglyphs en route to a secret swim- ming hole on this isolated 6-mile out-and-back.

Capitol Reef National Park: Steep Creek Canyon

Go from lush mountains to high desert via a red rock canyon on this 16.3-mile, mostly off-trail trek into Grand Staircase-Escalante. Go in spring or fall; pack extra water.

Capitol Reef National Park: Meeks Mesa

This 8-mile out-and-back follows old cattle trails to mesa views and isolated campsites just outside Capitol Reef.

Capitol Reef National Park: Sulphur Creek Goosenecks

Scramble through a beautiful (and overlooked) 5.4-mile slot canyon filled with pools and waterfalls. Expect wet feet and maybe some swimming.

Capitol Reef National Park: Chimney Rock to Fremont River

Pinched slot canyons, neck-craning cliffs and cottonwood groves highlight this strenuous 9.9-mile shuttle hike in Utah’s redrock country.

Capitol Reef National Park: Stegosaur Loop

This challenging 6.3-mile lasso loop takes an off-trail tour of The Stegosaur, a massive sandstone fin in Capitol Reef National Park.

Capitol Reef: Capitol Gorge to Pleasant Creek

A 12.47-mile cross country backpack in Capitol Reef National park, going from Capitol Gorge to Pleasant Creek. You’ll need advanced orienteering skills because this entirely cross country route wanders over slickrock bowls and passes atop the Waterpocket Fold.

Capitol Reef National Park: Chimney Rock Canyon to Pleasant Creek

Discover a private paradise in Capitol Reef National Park by crossing the park’s convoluted Waterpocket Fold on this 32-mile point-to-point.

Capitol Reef National Park: Chimney Rock Canyon to Spring Canyon

This 10-mile, cathedral-like hallway in Capitol Reef National Park combines easy canyon hiking and foolproof routefinding with life-list sights.

Capitol Reef National Park: Capitol Gorge to Pleasant Creek

Spend the night at a five-star campsite tucked in the broad slickrock bowls between Capitol Gorge and Pleasant Creek on this 7.7-miler in Capitol Reef National Park.

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