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Pioneer Register

Capitol Gorge Road, Capitol Reef National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Missed it on the way in

So easy to miss if you are not looking out for it. This is just before the tanks. Quite high on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tweetcoz
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Melbourne, Australia
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Not Too Far

We were here in the heat of July and took our hikes in the morning to avoid the worst part of the... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
Chris L
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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  • Average29%
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“names carved” (3 reviews)
“bullet holes” (2 reviews)
“canyon walls” (3 reviews)
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Capitol Gorge Road, Capitol Reef National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So easy to miss if you are not looking out for it. This is just before the tanks. Quite high on the walls. Just looks like graffiti really. Doesn't look very special but it is part of history. This is the history inscription as well...More

Thank Tweetcoz
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We were here in the heat of July and took our hikes in the morning to avoid the worst part of the day. Once you leave the trailhead of Capitol Gorge, these signatures are just about a half a mile down the trail. Be sure...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 11 May 2017

The hike is very easy. You need to pay attention to the walls to see the old writings. Also, you need to pay attention where you are walking so you do not trip. I think the best part is early sections. As you keep walking,...More

Thank 427BeatleBob
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is a wall on the Capitol Gorge Trail that is a record of travelers and settlers from the 1800's through to the early 20th century. Now a days this is considered as vandalism and you face a $300 fine for writing on the rocks,...More

Thank OziDiver
Reviewed 8 April 2017

One of the interesting things to see along the Capital Gorge Trail is the Pioneer Register, which is a stretch of sandstone wall where early travellers recorded their names after passing through the gorge. Here you can make out names and dates from the 1880s...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 28 November 2016

How did they write their names so high on the walls?? I dont know but its pretty awesome to see the old dates and names of those before us.

Thank Heaven L
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We hiked in this area and were astounded by the Register. Interesting these markings were still there and some are so high up too. Finding names and dates was so much fun. Be sure to see this area when you visit the park.

Thank jrumsey7
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Pity about this place is that the trail on which it is to be found offers little else (Capitol Gorge). The register itself is pretty neat and nice to see it hasn't been vandalized like for example the cliff in Guernsey.

Thank Gwen_BE
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Easy hike, flat, partially shady. At first we thought it was recent graffiti, but someone told us it was the Pioneer Register. When, we stopped to look, it was actually very interesting!

Thank Karen-N-Doug
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Apparently it used to be a river - at least it was completely dry when I was there and a beautiful hike. Tall red rock walls with some greenery.

Thank Michael M
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