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Had the place to ourselves

We loved this trail. We were there at sunset and had the place to ourselves. It is an easy trail... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
gyshwysh
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Rhode Island
Nice and easy trail but better at sunset

There is a reason why it is called sunset point, because it does not work as well at sunrise or... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
sycha
,
Ottawa, Canada
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A short trail with geological viewpoints and photo opportunities.
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Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this trail. We were there at sunset and had the place to ourselves. It is an easy trail to walk on and has stone benches placed along the way. We went out to the end and found a rock cropping to sit on...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

There is a reason why it is called sunset point, because it does not work as well at sunrise or even mid-morning. Great overview of Fruta.

Thank sycha
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Sunset Point Trail is 0.8 mi/1.2 km roundtrip, and the trail condition is sand/rock. The trailhead is located 1 mi south of Utah Route 24. The road is paved for 0.1 mi to Panorama Point and is otherwise unpaved. The gravel road is well-maintained and...More

Thank pingaroo
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

This is a very easy hike and at sunset you will be rewarded with beautiful views. You can see a large part of the park from here. Go at sunset!

Thank Colorado C
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Beautiful place to watch the sunset. If you come back at night the views of the stars are even better. No light pollution and endless views of night sky.

Thank Jennifer G
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Saw this early evening. It was a short walk and gives a nice view of part of the park. Well worth the little effort involved. However, don’t stop with this. It is just a teaser for the rest of the park.

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

I just missed the sunset but enjoyed the view! It was a short hike to the view point, and quiet this time of year.

Thank jxl1
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

We only passed one other couple on this trail. Not very hard or far, but the view at the end is pretty spectacular. If you have time, do it.

Thank MTRose
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

If you only had 45 minutes to visit Capitol Reef National Park, this would be the place to go. A short drive to a shorter hike (not fair to call it a hike, it's a walk) pays huge scenic dividends.

Thank Cardinalis
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great easy hike. Lovely morning hike even if not for the sunset. You can see the castle from here. Views from here are stunning. Not difficult. It is the other side of gooseneck point.

Thank Tweetcoz
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