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...
Capitol Reef Hiking Trails
- Brimhall Natural Bridge (Strenuous)
- Burro Wash (Moderate)
- Capitol Gorge
- Cassidy Arch Trail (Easy)
- Chimney Rock (Moderate)
- Cohab Canyon (Moderate)
- Cottonwood Wash (Strenuous)
- Frying Pan Trail (Moderate)
- Golden Throne (Moderate)
- Grand Wash (Easy)
- Halls Creek Narrows (Technical)
- Headquarters Canyon (Easy)
- Hickman Bridge (Easy)
- Lower Muley Twist Canyon
- Rim Overlook Navajo Knobs (Strenuous)
- Sheets Gulch (Technical)
- Sulphur Creek (Moderate)
- Surprise Canyon (Easy)
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.
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