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Address: Capitol Reef National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Relly cool drive before the hike even starts!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 November 2016
Heaven L
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Logan, Utah
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Gurnee, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 

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Logan, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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.

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Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 

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Woodridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 

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Center Valley, PA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 

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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 

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phoenix
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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.

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Belgium
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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.

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No. VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The end of the Scenic Drive in Capitol Reef National Park leads to an unpaved road, allowing you to drive through this amazing canyon. At the road's end is the trailhead for the Gorge Trail. Along the trail you'll pass by petroglyphs and a "signature wall" - both very interesting and unique.

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