Capitol Reef is a park in Utah, about 4 hrs from Salt Late City. Stay in campground so you will have closer to hikes. We stayed in Cathedral Valley. If you will plan to visit from May to August be ready that there is really hot. Have a lot of water and hat. We did lot of hikes.
This is not too long hike but with about 2000 feet elevation. On the end is beautiful arch and some people are doing climbing there. You can see lot of groups. This trail we continued to Frying Pan and Cohab Canyon.
Name of hike itself telling you that it is hot place. We had lot of water and felt hot, because there is no shade.
When we reached Cohab Canyon from Frying Pan we turned left and went to the road. It was easiest way back to parking.
Cathedral Valley loop
You will love this part of park. On the way you will see Temples of the Sun and Moon, Gypsum Sinkhole, and on the end upper and lower Cathedral Overlook.
Goblin Valley State Park
If you are in Capitol Reef it good to go to Goblin Valley State Park which is about 1 hr from Capitol. You can see amazing stone gnomes. We also camp there and spent 1 day around.
Below you have some short plan what to see and how long are hikes. Enjoy!
|Day 1||Cassidy Arch||3.4|
|Day 2||Hickman Bridge||1.8|
|Cathedral Valley – drive loop||30|
|Petroglyph Panel – Highway 24|
|Day 3||Goblin Valley State Park: The Goblin’s Liar and Carmel Canyon Loop||3|