Fremont Gorge Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Torrey, UT that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from May until October.
Directions from Capitol Reef National Park: Drive southward on the Scenic Drive less than one mile to the Blacksmith Shop.
This trail was a surprise in scenery. It was lightly traveled, which is a plus for me. The view at the end was like a Grand Canyon in the making. The views from Johnson Meadow were equally good as I could see the "reef" of the park in all its colorful glory. It was a hot afternoon and I was thinking about quitting but a couple who were returning from the end encouraged me to go on. It was definitely worth the effort.
Outstanding view of the Fremont George. The trail start out steep. Then levels out for more that a mile then climbs steeply again to the view point. Hike in early morning to avoid the heat.