hiking
4 days ago

5 stars because the drive to the trail is amazing. The trail itself is easy and has cool cliff sides and it’s fun to see the pioneers names.

Very easy trail. Lots of cool formations of Waterpocket Fold. No shade so beat to go early! Knats pesky this time of year (May) so bring bug spray! Cassidy Arch is close to this trailhead so a must as well!

Such fun. Today was hot and walking in the water felt wonderful after all of the many dusty trails I have walked this week. Wear some type of water shoe. Views were amazing and pool at the end is a refreshing treat!

Stunning views the whole way. Completely worth it.

This is a very excellent hike extremely picturesque and unique I highly recommend it if you’ve have time there’s one small area that’s a little challenging but other than that very easy hiking

Enjoyed the tanks but found the petroglyphs to be a bit underwhelming. A great hike for kids!

hiking
2 months ago

Started the day hiking Golden Trone before heading down this wash. Had lunch at the tanks, but continued on through the wash until we couldn't. A few miles past the tanks spur trail, is a fence impeding any further hiking. What's super cool about Capitol Gorge is it used to be the original Highway 24 (Old Notom Rd). So yes, you see awesome grafitti in the first few miles, but it doesn't stop there. You can follow the wash *almost* to Notom.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

The trail is a lot of fun! The last 3 miles are a bit of the same thing, which isn't very pleasant when you're gassed out. The river at the end is far more intimidating than it looks! It was fairly easy to cross, but be cautious and check in with the visitors center to ensure it is crossable the day you hike it.

Narrow canyon, awesome

Just like the Zion Narrows but desert style! Walls so high. Flat walk, but hot. Would repeat.

hiking
6 months ago

One of the coolest hikes I’ve ever done to date. Prefer this over Angel’s Landing.

hiking
7 months ago

Good wash trail but not as good as grand wash

Spectacular! And very easy

hiking
7 months ago

Very colorful rock and lots more to explore past the tanks if you keep going down the wash. You eventually hit a barbed wire fence and it's the actual end of the trail. This trail is pretty leisurely.

backpacking
rocky
scramble
8 months ago

An amazing trip and a challenge for my first-ever backcountry hike. The Post Cutoff Trail is the biggest challenge; we took the trail counterclockwise and started there. Take the NPS warning at face value; the "exposure" here is both environmental - no protection at all - and technical. A good bit of the 500-foot climb from the trailhead is across the slickrock face of the hillside. More than a few pucker-moments there, and I would not want to do it in wet weather. Once in the canyon, it's an honest "moderate," walking over everything from loose rocks to dusty washes, with some small scrambles over and around rockfalls. We hiked 14 miles to the southern end and found an elevated campsite under an overhang for good shelter and a nice, though restricted, view of the amazing night sky. We finished the southern leg, decided to not to turn south to Hamburger Hills, and proceeded north in the Grand Gulch. Weather was perfect and bone dry, with only a few muddy pools not appropriate for use except in an emergency, so unless there has been recent rain, take plenty of water!

Great, easy walk with amazing views of the varied canyon walls and rock formations. We went earlier in the day, so shade was abundant. We also saw a small herd of female big horn sheep in the canyon. It is a bit crowded and is hot at mid day, so get there early.

Beautiful hike through a canyon. We started and ended by the trailhead for Cassidy Arch.

Rather boring to walk in comparison to other hikes in the park. Would be fun to jog in the morning before the heat.

hiking
9 months ago

Granted we did this at the hottest time of the day 1400, but it was just okay... no where near as good as Grand Wash from Hwy 24. The canyon was not nearly as interesting. The drive back to the trailhead had more sights then the hike. Once we got back to where we needed to ascend to the Tanks, we decided to Firefox the exertion in the heat and just return.

A great hike through a remote Canyon, there is no trail, most of the journey is through the dry creek bed. If there had been lots of rain in the recent past few days the trek is more challenging. The Narrows bypass is a little bit tough, but was my kids favorite part. According to the app journey was significantly longer than 10 miles. It’s tough to know exactly how far we went.

hiking
rocky
scramble
10 months ago

This is a great trail for families! Amazing location and relatively flat. Loved the pioneer register and the scramble up to the tanks. Very cool drive to the trailhead also!

hiking
10 months ago

We did this around 11am in July and chose it hoping for some shade. We did about 1/2 the hike in the shade and enjoyed the view at the end of the hike up. This is a unique hike where you get to see the different flora near the river and volcanic rock as you hike the last stretch. We saw only a few other people on this hike—biggest reason we loved it!

backpacking
bugs
no shade
10 months ago

This is an amazing canyon and despite the terrible gnats and flies, we thoroughly enjoyed it. We backpacked in late in the day on 6/24/19 and got as far as the beginning of the canyon and camped there, then day hiked the next day and hiked out on 6/25. That was a good plan as there was no shade hiking up the 1,000 ft elevation gain and I cannot imagine doing that in the middle of the day with the hot sun. We only hiked as far as maybe 3/4 way down the main canyon and didn’t get to the Narrows as our teenage son was complaining about the heat. There were a few potholes with water, one had probably over 1,000 gallons and is right by a nice campsite about 1/2 way down the canyon. Canyon walls and the big grottos were truly amazing. Loved this hike!

Both Muley Twist hikes combine for the best of what Capitol Reef has to offer, but Lower gets the nod for me due to the number of gorgeous alcoves. The Post trail over the Fold was a fun challenge. Must pack all of your water.

hiking
11 months ago

fun trail, can very hot and is very exposed. pretty easy to get lost with the amount of foot prints going everywhere so know how to use a map. i drove the high clearance road with Hyundai Sonata fine but i also would not recommend it.

Hiked the trail yesterday, May 22, 2018, saw no one the entire day. Beautiful in and out. if it's sunny, I would bring lots of sunscreen and a hat, not much shade.

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