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Address: Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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A short hike; strenuous at times

We did this hike late afternoon on the way back to our hotel. It's quite short but strenuous at times. Fantastic views and a great overlook over Chimney Rock. You will need... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We did this hike late afternoon on the way back to our hotel. It's quite short but strenuous at times. Fantastic views and a great overlook over Chimney Rock. You will need sensible shoes and plenty of water.

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Niskayuna, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We loved this hike, but be prepared with plenty of water and keen eyes. It's a steep climb and I don't find this parks trails particularly well marked so watch for cairns. The view from the top is just beautiful and the chimney is glorious. The red rocks glisten in the sun and the sky is an incredible blue. I... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We hiked this trail on the recommendation of the visitor center. Spectacular views, so this is a must for visitors to Capitol Reef.

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Turin, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

It is nice to climb up the trail to the height of Chimney Rock, and have an impressive view from above. The rest of the trail is not so interesting.

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Manistique
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

My husband & I got to Capitol Reef in the afternoon but we were spending the night in Torrey and going back the next day, so we knew we had lots of time. Since Chimney Rock in one of the first trails in the park, we decided to do that when we arrived. It's not a real hard trail and... More 

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south WI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

This was our first of about 7 trails in this park. There were two other cars at the trailhead, but we ran into no one on the trail, which was well marked.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

We wanted to finish the afternoon with one more longer hike after doing Cassidy Arch and Fremont River trails earlier that same day. It was 1PM, hot as heck, and the sun was glaring, but we decided to go for Chimney Rock Loop and relax for the rest of the afternoon. Being that it is a 3.6 mile loop, on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

This is really a very picturesque hike. Don't get discouraged by the initial climb it gets much easier and the views are really awesome. I'm

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

If you hike for the views (like I do), then this trail is right up your alley. We went on a 22 degree day in January when the red rock was lightly dusted with snow and it was sooooo pretty. The hike is moderately difficult, but worth every step for the beautiful scenery.

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

This trail is challenging at the beginning because of the climb. But you end up on top of the world so .... After hiking in washes with loose, sandy soil and on miles and miles of rock, I was thrilled to note that the surface of this trail is hard-packed dirt. Much easier to walk on. I agree that Chimney... More 

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