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Capitol Gorge, UT

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Distance One Way 2.25 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,537 feet
Elevation Gain -192 feet
Accumulated Gain 43 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 2.39
Interest Historic & Seasonal Creek
Dogs not allowed
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3  2018-07-17 Jim_H
4  2014-06-20 AZLOT69
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,870
Routes 15,972
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Preferred   Oct, Apr, May, Mar
Sun  5:37am - 7:09pm
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Capitol Gorge is a 2.25 mile one way hike with 43 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 63 miles southeast of Richfield Utah. Trailhead access is via a dirt road which is typically car accessible when dry. October and April are the best months to enjoy this hike.


This trail follows the original highway through Capitol Reef. It was built to avoid the many crossings of the Fremont river. Barely wide enough for two wagons to pass it continued to be used by modern traffic until 1962 when the new highway 24 was constructed. You have to use your imagination to consider this a road now after many flash floods, the canyon has changed considerably. At the park boundary there is a broken down 1930 ish car rusted out. Painted on the door is " Scenic ahead, Capitol Reef Monument."

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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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Capitol Reef National Park
$$ per Vehicle, good for Seven Days - View Information


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FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

To hike
Take Scenic Drive 10 miles south from the visitor center to the end of the road and the trail head.
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