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Pioneer Register

Capitol Gorge Road, Capitol Reef National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Unique

This is worth the very easy hike. Makes you wonder how they got up there to write their names. It... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Colorado C
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Pagosa Springs
One-of-a-kind feature

This is a feature on the Capitol Gorge trail, and it is about half a mile from the trailhead in the... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
John G
,
Iowa City, Iowa
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“canyon walls” (4 reviews)
“half mile” (2 reviews)
“capitol gorge” (3 reviews)
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Capitol Gorge Road, Capitol Reef National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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"easy hike"
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"century"
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"signatures"
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"tanks"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is worth the very easy hike. Makes you wonder how they got up there to write their names. It is almost in a slot canyon, but not quite narrow enough to qualify. Easy one for the kids too!

Thank Colorado C
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

This is a feature on the Capitol Gorge trail, and it is about half a mile from the trailhead in the parking lot. At first we thought it was just a regrettable case of recent graffiti carved about 10’ high in the sandstone walls of...More

Thank John G
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Easy hike. Where the register is at is not well marked but its pretty easy to find. The names are easy to read. There are other petroglyps on this same trail.

Thank Jennifer G
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

the drive to the register is worth it. The canyon walls a views are outstanding. we did the trip in the fall and the golden leaves on the drive made it that much better

Thank Guy C
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 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

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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
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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 Robert H
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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
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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
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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
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