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Easy hike through a gorge

The trail head for Capitol Gorge Trail is at the end of a 1.5 mile dirt road called Capitol Gorge... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
travelerfromsj
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San Jose, California
You can drive most of this; worth it!

Slow but fun and interesting drive over dirt road; fun to see this area which was a main road not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cvcalifornia
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California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The trail head for Capitol Gorge Trail is at the end of a 1.5 mile dirt road called Capitol Gorge Rd. The road is actually quite scenic, but very bumpy and slow. The trail itself is easy, 1 mile one way on sand, and very...More

Thank travelerfromsj
Reviewed 1 week ago

Slow but fun and interesting drive over dirt road; fun to see this area which was a main road not that long ago.

Thank cvcalifornia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove down this dirt road and could not believe the beauty around us. The road was very bumpy but we just took it slow. Had to back up a couple of times to make room for people to pass. We have a truck but...More

Thank Vicki D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This great but easy hike along a haunting trail in Capitol Reef National Park must be accessed by a pretty tough road. You do not necessarily need a truck or off-road vehicle to manage it (I drove a little Toyota Corolla), but a normal sedan...More

Thank William T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Round trip from tanks trail is 2 flat miles Canyon walls are are awesome and provide shade. Side trip to tanks is .4 r/t climb is challenging esp going down. Tanks were in empty water tanks but the scenery was terrific I was glad to...More

1  Thank Flipper331
Reviewed 17 August 2018

A short drive along a dirt road with exciting cliff faces and bulging overhangs leads to another nice easy trail. Well worth making the effort.

Thank Harrison_F_Carter
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Driven this with my teens and they were amazed at the height of the walls. It's like driving a slot canyon, and when it's 100degrees, I'd much rather enjoy it with AC.

Thank Becky T
Reviewed 5 August 2018

My wife read something about the Pioneer Register and wanted to go see.it. We spoke to the Rangers and headed out for Capitol Gorge Trail. What an amazing adventure. You start out by driving to the trail head, about 2 miles on dirt "road" between...More

2  Thank Mikez428
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Biggest challenge on this in-and-out hike is the soft sand. Great for those who want to see into a canyon without a lot of stress. There is a short boulder climb for the tanks but we didn't do that. Even though this is an easy...More

2  Thank Vickie S
Reviewed 29 June 2018

This road was amazing. I was so glad that they let us drive it and see the gorge. This was one of my favorite places in all seven National parks we visited in two weeks. Out of the ordinary. You drive on a rutted dirt...More

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