Capitol Reef in April

uintafly

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Now that ski season is starting to wind down I starting to plan some spring Southern Utah trips. I haven't been to Capitol Reef since I was a kid and hav never done any hiking there. Does anyone know if there is any decent 2-3 day backpacking routes?

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Mike K

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Now that ski season is starting to wind down I starting to plan some spring Southern Utah trips. I haven't been to Capitol Reef since I was a kid and hav never done any hiking there. Does anyone know if there is any decent 2-3 day backpacking routes?

Thanks

I'm planning a Capitol Reef trip for the end of the month and I'm looking for something as well. Mine will probably be a shorter one night backpack.

You might check out Halls Creek Narrows for a 2 or 3 night trip. A lot of the slots/washes/gulches off of the Notom road are fun, too. But those are just day hikes.
 

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Spring Canyon, Upper Muley and Lower Muley are also options, but like most hikes in Capitol Reef, water will be the issue. I haven't done those hikes but I believe Lower Muley has a few springs during wet times as does lower Spring Canyon. Upper Muley I think you're hosed but the views might make up for it. Halls Creek is awesome but I wouldn't want to do it in less than 3 days and maybe a little later in the season to fully enjoy it's aquatic goodness.
 

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All the ones Nick mentioned would fit the bill nicely. I'm actually planning a trip right now for an overnighter in April through Lower Muley to the Hamburger Rocks. Great minds think alike.:)
 

NateGeesaman

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I went to Hamburger Rocks last April 23rd and it was windy and cold at night. I went sans tent and wished I had brought one because the wind sliced right through my sleeping bag. It was still awesome and not too uncomfortable, but I would advise extra consideration for the forecast and proper layers.
 
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