Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef is the second least visited national park in Utah (we have 5 national parks). It is an awesome place to visit and explore and without all the crowds. All parks had low attendance in 2020 due to Covid, but Zions still had 3.5 times the number of visitors as did Capitol Reef (3,5000,000... Continue Reading →

Capitol Reef – Cohab Canyon Hike

// (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-55945782-1', 'auto'); ga('send', 'pageview'); // ]]> Lucky for us, we had friends camping with us.  We had them drive and drop us off at the trailhead near Hickman Bridge and then hiked back to the campground.  This way worked out great since it is a slow gradual climb and... Continue Reading →

Capitol Reef – Cassidy Arch Trail

// (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-55945782-1', 'auto'); ga('send', 'pageview'); // ]]> There are a few ways to get to Cassidy Arch.  We hiked from the Grand Wash Road which is a 3.4 mile round trip with significant elevation gain.  The arch is one of the few that you can actually walk on, so it... Continue Reading →

Capitol Reef – Capitol Gorge Trail to Tanks

// (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-55945782-1', 'auto'); ga('send', 'pageview'); // ]]> It's a beautiful scenic drive out and there are restrooms & a covered picnic area at the trailhead. The trail is mostly flat ground (all except for the end if you are heading to the tanks). There are only about two visible petroglyph... Continue Reading →

Capitol Reef – Hickman Bridge Trail

// (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-55945782-1', 'auto'); ga('send', 'pageview'); // ]]> Hickman Bridge Distance (RT):    2 miles RTTime:                  1 hourStart:                  Parking Lot off Highway 24Difficulty:           EasyElevation Gain:  357 ftFee:     Free

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