Capitol Reef National Park | Hiking Trails

Capitol Reef National Park offers exceptional hiking trails through a wide variety of terrain. Slot canyons here rival the famous canyon hikes in Zion National Park (only you'll see far fewer people here). Other trails ascend the knobs and ridges to viewpoints above natural bridges and other scenic wonders. Read more...


Our favorite hikes in Capitol Reef National Park

Cassidy Arch Trail →
Named after the famous Butch Cassidy, Cassidy Arch is located in the central portion of Capitol Reef National Park.

Hickman Bridge →
Just two miles east of the Capitol Reef visitor center, the trailhead to Hickman Bridge offers hikers an easy, spectacularly scenic trek.

Frying Pan Trail →
The Frying Pan Trail in Capitol Reef National Park takes visitors from the head of Grand Wash and the Cassidy Arch Trail, across the Waterpocket Fold.

Brimhall Natural Bridge →
Brimhall is a pothole-style double arch hidden deep within the recesses of Capitol Reef National Park’s Brimhall Canyon.

Halls Creek Narrows →
The Halls Creek Narrows are a 3-mile stretch of rugged, spectacular canyon near the bottom of the Waterpocket Fold in Capitol Reef National Park.



Spend more time oohing and ahhing

Guided hiking tours with Southwest Adventure Tours

Cathedral Valley

As pretty as it looks

A Jagged Earthly Scar

Waterpocket Fold

The Broken Spur Inn

Conveniently close to Capitol Reef

Rodeway Inn

Stay in Capitol Reef 




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    Capitol Reef Country Travel Council

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    Torrey, UT
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