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Capitol Gorge Trail, Capitol Reef National Park

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Capitol Gorge Trail is located in Capitol Reef National Park. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Capitol Reef National Park holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Capitol Gorge Trail and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Take the time to drive through Capitol Gorge Wash (phenomenal in and of itself) and access this trail. You are surrounded by gigantic red cliffs. The trail is mostly exposed to the sun, so wear sunscr...  more »
  • This is an easy, mostly level trail on rocks and sand between rock walls. If you just want to see the petroglyphs, you don't have to walk very far. There is a sign indicating where they are on the lef...  more »
  • Lovely and easy trail. Flat. But sandy! Keep that in mind. Not a fast hike. Also, it can get very hot during the day, so I'd choose to do it early in the morning or in the late afternoon.  more »

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Where to stay in Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park does not offer lodging beyond its campground, so many visitors opt to stay in the town of Torrey just to the west along Route 24. Economy motels, some of which are part of national chains and others of which are locally owned, dominate the list of options, but a few inns and bed and breakfasts are available too. Torrey has a couple of dining establishments, adding to the convenience of staying here. You'llĀ also find a few motels between the town and the park entrance.
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