Capitol Gorge Trail

MODERATE 55 reviews

Capitol Gorge Trail is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Torrey, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until May.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
360 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

wild flowers

historic site

no dogs

This hike follows the gorge for the first mile, varying in width from 50' in places to about 10' at its narrowest. You follow the dry creek bed down the middle of the gorge, and take the trail on the far left side of the gorge. About 1/4 mile into the hike you will see a sign for petroglyphs. After another 1/4 of a mile is the Pioneer Register. This is a series of names and dates from the late 1800's thru the early 1900's. Continuing down the gorge, you will come to a spur trail on your left, for the tanks. These are well worth the scramble up the rocks and slickrock. The trail is a series of switchbacks, marked with rock cairns, sometimes hard to follow. The tanks are a series of large potholes, some with water, some dry. Be sure and find the small arch in the drainage on your descent from the tanks.

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This trail was not as scenic as others we did, plus we went mid- afternoon and there was very little shade, and in the high 90 degree range. Take lots of water with you!

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Most of the trail is flat and sand with rocks. At the end of the trail you can walk up to rocks to overlook some of the canyon you walked through. The petroglyphs were cool to see along with the registry.