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). Other trails ascend the knobs and ridges to viewpoints above natural bridges and other scenic wonders. Read more...



The Broken Spur Inn

Conveniently close to Capitol Reef

Activity Guide

Hiking in Capitol Reef?

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Cathedral Valley


Capitol Reef Resort

Basecamp for adventure

Guided Tours

Spend more time oohing and ahing

Southwest Adventure Tours


A Jagged Earthly Scar

Waterpocket Fold

Trip Planning

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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, specifically just within the...(more)

Hickman Bridge

Just two miles east of the Capitol Reef visitor center, the trailhead to Hickman Bridge offers hikers an easy, spectacularly scenic trek up to a large...(more)

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,...(more)

Brimhall Natural Bridge

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

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. The...(more)

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