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Hiking Trails

The Trails of Capitol Reef

Wayne County is a hiking and biking heaven!!

With everything from easy walks to strenuous overnight hikes, and fat tire trails at every ability, enjoy our outdoors!

In addition to the hikes listed here, contact a guide from our Guides and Outfitters page for more hiking information.

Capitol Reef National Park provides the following day hikes:

 
 
1 miles 
Easy 
 
1 miles 
Easy 

Mostly level walking along narrow wash bottom with sheer canyon walls plus Pioneer Register and waterpockets or ""tanks.""

Mostly level walking along narrow wash bottom with sheer canyon walls plus Pioneer Register and waterpockets or "tanks."

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1 ¾ miles 
Hard 
 
1 ¾ miles 
Hard 

Climbs steeply from floor of Grand Wash to high cliffs, ending above the arch.

Climbs steeply from floor of Grand Wash to high cliffs, ending above the arch.

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3 1/2 miles 
Hard 
 
3 1/2 miles 
Hard 

Climbs up switchbacks to upper loop

Climbs up switchbacks to upper loop; views of Chimney Rock and panoramas; self guiding trail.

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1 3/4 miles 
Hard 
 
1 3/4 miles 
Hard 

Climbs to a hidden canyon above the campground.

Climbs to a hidden canyon above the campground.

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2 1/4 miles 
Hard 
 
2 1/4 miles 
Hard 

Crosses Johnson Mesa, then climbs steeply to 1,000 feet above the Fremont River.

Crosses Johnson Mesa, then climbs steeply to 1,000 feet above the Fremont River.

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1 1/4 miles 
Easy 
 
1 1/4 miles 
Easy 

Through orchards to overlook of the valley

Through orchards to overlook of the valley; self guiding trail.

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3 miles 
Hard 
 
3 miles 
Hard 

Follows ridge of Capitol Reef escarpment.

Follows ridge of Capitol Reef escarpment.

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2 miles 
Hard 
 
2 miles 
Hard 

Climbs from bottom of gorge to top of cliffs and views of the base of Golden Throne

Climbs from bottom of gorge to top of cliffs and views of the base of Golden Throne; panoramas.

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1/10 miles 
Easy 
 
1/10 miles 
Easy 

Views of Sulphur Creek Canyon, panoramas, interesting rock formations beside the trail.

Views of Sulphur Creek Canyon, panoramas, interesting rock formations beside the trail.

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2 1/4 miles 
Easy 
 
2 1/4 miles 
Easy 

Mostly level walking along narrow wash bottom with sheer canyon walls rising on both sides.

Mostly level walking along narrow wash bottom with sheer canyon walls rising on both sides.

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Other Information

**Trail information courtesy of Capitol Reef National Park.