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Cathedral Valley, Capitol Reef National Park
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  • I think the cathedral Valley loop drive is interesting, but I would wouldn't call it a "must see". There's plenty of empty desert on this drive. The Temple of the Sun and Moon are quite interesting, b...  more »
  • I did the loop September of last year and had a great time. I video recorded the whole loop and still watching to this day. I began from the river crossing and went out on hwy 24. According to my vide...  more »
  • There are two ways to get there: once by the Ford of the Fremont River to SR 24, or a few miles further East in Caineville the Wahweap wash road, which is passable in the dry with cars; If it rains or is wet, practically impassable with SUV. I prefer the second alternative. One travels first through the colored picture book landscape of Wahweap wash and then reaches the Cathedral Valley Road, which leads into the Capitol Reef National Park / Cathedral Valley. Take very much time for it look, Marvel and photographing. In the Lower Cathedral Valley, including the mighty monoliths of the "Temple of the Sun" and the "Temple of the Moon" are (signposted). After this small junction, continue in the upper Cathedral Valleymit its cathedral-like Felsformen.Man goes as far as you'd like and return on the same route. By the way: for photographing it is advisable in the early morning to go because the light shows the monolith in the best light of the sun rising in the East; evening, one has to count with backlight.
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  • Way remote...great views...not a busy area which is the way I like it. Suggest 4wd and good clearance. My Forester with 8" did fine.