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Beautiful, easy hike

We climbed up to Gooseneck Overlook, but then almost missed finding Sunset Point Trail- the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
travelerfromsj
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San Jose, California
Yes we had to go at Sunset

We happen to hit Capitol Reef just as the sun was setting so we pulled off and took in the views... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
doodlebugakj
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Seattle, WA
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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 1 week ago

We climbed up to Gooseneck Overlook, but then almost missed finding Sunset Point Trail- the trailhead is on the left hand side of the parking lot for Gooseneck. It’s a pretty easy trail overall, about 1/3 mile one way, and it’s probably one of the...More

Thank travelerfromsj
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We happen to hit Capitol Reef just as the sun was setting so we pulled off and took in the views. It was pretty and very quiet, with just a few other people there with us.

Thank doodlebugakj
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Depending on what time you go (with perhaps the exception of sunset!) you can enjoy some true peace here. We spent an hour just laying on the rocks just staring at the place and it was blissful. Not the most scenic, but one of the...More

Thank Harrison_F_Carter
Reviewed 1 August 2018

This was one of our favorite overlooks in Capitol Reef N.P. Easy hike and the view was amazing. We also went to Panorama Point and Goosenecks Point. They were also easy walks and very pretty.

Thank Rita J
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is a short, easy hike by Capitol Reef standards, and affords an outstanding view out over the Sulphur Creek canyon. Better yet, look into the canyon from the overview, the drive to Chimney Rock, park, and hike down the Sulphur Creek canyon to see...More

Thank Gafilpoo
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We decided against the dirt road to and crowds at Sunset Point and stopped at Panorama Point. It was still a great vantage point from which to watch the sunset change the colors of the landscape. And we had a dramatic rock outcropping all to...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 29 June 2018

At the end of our day at Capital Reef Park, we drove to the parking for Gooseneck and Sunset and hiked to each. Luckily, we left Sunset for last. We were the only people on the trail and we spent lots of time on it...More

Thank IowaMum
Reviewed 3 June 2018

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

Thank gyshwysh
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 Charles G
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

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