Capitol Reef

Hiking & backpacking routes in and around Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef Hiking

Capitol Reef National Park is Utah's youngest park, having been named such in December, 1971. The park's primary feature is the Waterpocket Fold, an impressive geologic feature running roughly north-south for about 80 miles between Thousand Lake Mountain on the north and Glen Canyon on the south. Capitol Reef encompasses an impressive amount of primitive backcountry, spread over nearly a quarter of a million acres. Primary access is provided by Utah State Route 24. Backcountry access is through the Burr Trail, Notom-Bullfrog, Caineville Wash and Harnet Roads. Most established trails and tourist attractions are centered in the Fremont River valley near Fruita.

  1. Sulphur Creek

    An exceptional point-to-point day hike along the narrow...
    5/5, 3 votes
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  2. Lower South Desert Overlook

    A very short but highly scenic route to an overview of...
    3/5, 1 vote
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  3. Upper Muley Twist Canyon

    Upper Muley Twist Canyon is a largely undiscovered gem of the...
    5/5, 4 votes
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