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Address: Capitol Reef National Park, UT

A short trail with geological viewpoints and photo opportunities.

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Lovely at sunset - still lovely in the morning

This is another fairly short hike in Capitol Reef National Park. We recently went there in the morning, as it was too crowded at sunset. It was still a nice hike with great views... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rita B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another fairly short hike in Capitol Reef National Park. We recently went there in the morning, as it was too crowded at sunset. It was still a nice hike with great views. You get a good view of the Waterpocket Fold area and can look down into the Sulfur Creek Gorge. This is another "must see" at the... More 

1 Thank Rita B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can drive a mile on a dirt road and start this less than half a mile hike to sunset point. It was an easy hike with a great view!

Thank helpinghands001
Allendale, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at Panorama point (near Goosenecks overlook and Sunset Point Trail) on our way out of the park. A short uphill walk from the parking lot onto a plataue and we had breathtaking 360 degree views of the park. Best viewed in the late afternoon/sunset.

Thank Theresa C
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This could easily be overlooked as the trailhead is at the goosenecks overlook location. A sign shows the starting point, and is well worth taking. The views are absolutely amazing. Take the trail all the way to the end that goes well past the first bench out to an overhang with panoramic views.

Thank Deanne A
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

This trail is only 1/3 mile long, but it offer great views of the water pocket fold, especially in the late afternoon. There is not much uphill hiking and the trail is well marked until the end. It take a little bit of rock scrambling to get the best views at the end of the trail.

Thank Steve K
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

I like this spot for the good afternoon light, especially in the later part of the afternoon. I think this area has some good possibilities for landscape photography. I would rate the trail as a 3.5 out of 5. Again it's a nice, short walk.

Thank photoguywisconsin
Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

This view point is somewhat hidden when you drive to the parking area (accompanying the more prominent Gooseneck View point). There is a sign on the left side (difficult to see!) that point you to the direction of short hike toward view point. Follow the carines (rock piles other people built to guide hikers). This is a somewhat convenient place... More 

Thank stevie128
Ventnor City, New Jersey
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

What a great way to spend the last 30-60 minutes of daylight, walking to Sunset Point. It's a very easy trail, only 1/3 of a mile one-way and no noticeable elevation gain. And the payoff is the great views! Adjacent to this trailhead is the trailhead to Goosenecks. At 600 feet in length one-way, I hate to even call it... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

What a great place to see the sunset at Capital Reef. The trail is easy and the 360 views are beautiful. Peaceful and quiet. There were only a couple of people when we arrived, and we were the last car in the parking lot when we left.

Thank Kathleen B
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

It's a short, fairly easy trail so definitely worth it- the view is fantastic. Would recommend it for sure.

Thank MstqMI

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