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Mac McCarthy
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Hiking

Just did the beginning part with the family. Tons of great views.

Connie Koser
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HikingNo shade

Trail was mainly walking in the creek to cool off or following game trails. We immersed ourselves in the creek to keep from overheating. Wear clothing suitable for that & old hiking boots that you use just for creek hikes. The highlight was seeing 16 mountain sheep. We sat & watched them for a good half hour. They were curious & came within 10 feet of us. It was truly a great experience. 3 little ones nursing & scampering about.

Haley Lucero
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Hiking

Get there early! Started about 7am and it was great weather. Walk down after 8am was already streamy. Fantastic hike but first half mile is basically a stair stepper. Follow the guided rocks as you get closer to the arch. 10/10 recommend

Victoria Nguyen
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HikingNo shadeScramble

Nice trail, wish I started a little earlier (ended up starting at 9am). Finished the hike in about 5 hrs because by the time I reached the end there was absolutely no shade and I began to run out of water. Trail alternates between incline and decline. Honestly you can see the entire trail from the road so if you skip this you don’t miss much.

Nicole Thomas
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Hiking

Gorgeous trail.

Randy Riddell
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perfect on a hot day. you can Walk in the water the whole way if you want. amazing! lots to see and explore. great swimming hole at the waterfall.

Randy Riddell
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little strenuous at the start. just take your time. it flatlands out . great views.... capital reef is so under rated. I think it's better than arches

Randy Riddell
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Awesome!! we took are time. just walk around and explored. everywhere you look is amazing. I could of spent the whole day there.

Regan B.
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HikingMuddy

Absolutely amazing Trail, definitely one of my favorite hikes I’ve done so far! The trail is supposed to be 5.8 miles, but my Phone recorded 7.4 miles. Even with the extra 1.6 miles, this was a fairly easy hike, thanks to the gradual decent. I do have a few recommendations for people attempting the hike. I recommend wearing swim suits under your hiking clothes, because there are a few waterfalls and swimming holes along the way. The deepest one was up to my chest (roughly 4 ft high), and there are many spots in the creek that will go to your knees. I’d also recommend taking two pairs of shoes, a good pair of hiking shoes for the first 2 miles, and water shoes for the remainder. One of my friends hiking with me broke his $10 flip flops halfway through. Whatever it is, wear something that can keep gravel out, or else you’ll have a hard time. This hike is fairly popular too. We were alone for most of it, until we reached a water hike or falls. All in all, I highly recommend this trail, especially if you want to enjoy the water.

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Ty Utton
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Hiking

Hiked out and back from the upper trail head to the third water fall. Total trip was about 11 miles and I did not see a single person. The route around the waterfalls was not super obvious but if you walk around you should be able to spot the paths around. The third waterfall (or the first one if you go from the visitor center) has a nice natural pool that was well needed to cool down. Total trip took me 3.5 hours but I ran the flat section before coming to the creek.

Chelsea Benson
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HikingNo shade

If you’re going to do it, do it early because it is HOT! We were more impressed and enjoyed the hike to Cassidy Arch MUCH more.

Tina Borden
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Hiking

Very good hike but go early!! It is hot!

Lin-Zhuang Khoo
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OHV/Off Road DrivingNo shade
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Tina Borden
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Hiking

Very hard hike but way worth it!! Walking sticks are very helpful and hiking boots. Would not recommend tennis shoes! Start early in the morning!

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Chelsea Benson
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Beautiful hike! Highly recommend doing it in the morning. We got to the trail head at about 7:15 and it was very comfortable but I can imagine the afternoon is very hot! Must do in my opinion.

Pat Lang
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HikingNo shadeRockyScramble

Started at 8am and had some partial shade on the way up. The 2.2 mi from the Rim Overlook to the Knobs are quite longer than they seem. View from the top is well worth the trip.

Brett Acuff
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Hiking

The drive down to Capitol Gorge was worth the 20ish minutes. It is quite spectacular. The parking lot is pretty small, so plan accordingly because it does not fit too many vehicles. The hike down through the gorge up to where the sign for tanks is, was also pretty great. However, we went in July and found out the two tanks we saw at the top, were not all that great and not worth the hike up from the floor of the gorge. We went during the hottest part of the day, and it was certainly hot and mostly exposed. There is a fair bit of sand during the hike too, so be prepared. Keep an eye out for the pioneer writing on the left wall.

Brett Acuff
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Hiking

Cassidy Arch is a great hike! It took us 2.25 hours, despite what the app suggested, with few breaks. You have to take a 10ish mike drive down a dirt road to get there and park in a small parking lot. This is an AMAZING drive. There were people repelling down when we got to the top, which was cool to see! It is very steep at the top and the traffic was moderate in the late morning. This hike was exposed most of the time, so make sure to plan accordingly. The view of the arch makes all that steep hiking at the beginning worth while. There were very many people at the top when we were there, but we were not alone. Make sure to walk across the arch and have someone take your photo from the other side!

Melanie Little
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Hiking

The petroglyphs are to your left as you hike in. Less than 1/2 mile. In order NOT to miss, stay along the rock wall vs moving to the dry river bed where there is a cairn.

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Tom Cavanaugh
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HikingRocky

just like everyone says, leave earlier or later in the day. it gets super hot. we left at 7am and it was nice and cool even in the few sunny stretches. Watch for trail markers cause it's easy to stray from the rock cliff trails.

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Tom Cavanaugh
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No shade

Fun hike. It was hot though. No shade until you get to the actual bridge. Then there is a nice breeze and cover.

Don Schuy
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HikingRocky

This was a nice trail and I enjoyed it. Started at sunrise. Had it entirely to myself on the way out and encountered a few folks on the way back. The trail is soft sand in some places so there is some trudging; however it’s worth it. You know you’re done when the gorge opens slightly and you come to the barbed wire fence. There is plenty of shade and many places to stop and relax. I highly recommend it.

McKann Thomas
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HikingNo shade

This is an awesome hike, definitely challenging. Completed on 7/27, started at 8:00 am and only saw two people on the way up, several more on the way down. Definitely pay attention to the cairns because there isn’t just a dirt trail the whole way, a lot of times it’s a wide slab of slick rock. Please bring plenty of water and some extra calories because it’s hot and not very shaded! Incredible views though.

Don Schuy
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HikingOff trailRockyScramble

I went at sunrise and had the trail going out all to myself. It was great. The trail up to the potholes out of the gorge is not marked, so basically you come to a “T”. If you go right, you’ll find a couple of unspectacular potholes- one a few inches deep with insect-laden black water, and another a few feet deep and dry. I was disappointed. On the way back to the “T” I encountered a group so continued on a bit and stumbled upon the real potholes, which are to the left of the “T.” There were a series of 4 to 5 potholes around 10 feet deep. One had about 1-2’ of much clearer water. The others there might have too but the bottoms were out of sight. I wish I could have climbed down to take a closer look. If you don’t go left, you’ll leave disappointed.

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