Explore the most popular trails near Fruita with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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1 month ago

This was a beautiful panoramic view of the park.

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3 months ago

A very short walk with wonderful views. We watched the sunset here.

short easy hike with great views at the end

Great hike, clearly marked, with great views. Allows you to walk over the arch.

Great conditions today. The hike is challenging but the trail is well marked and the terrain diverse. Arriving at the arch is very rewarding.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Okay view, Sunset point is more dramatic.

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Friday, April 07, 2017

Not as cool as looking down on it from atop the Chimney Rock Trail, Panorama Point is a short walk from a paved circle. Gives you a great 360 view of Capitol Reef's features, worth the 10-15 minute stop.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Had to settle for a short walk to this viewpoint because our vehicle was too long to take the road. Nice viewpoint

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Alltrails description of this hike is from the Highway 24 trailhead but the map is from the Gifford House end. We hiked in from the Highway 24 end of the Cohad Trail switched to the Frying Pan Trail and then to the Cassidy Arch Trail to Casidy Arch. A truly great and strenuous hike (lots of up and down) but not difficult nor edgy. The way we did it it encompassed about 8.5 miles and about 5 hours. The Arch is impressive and the only one we've found in southeast Utah that is easily walked across on top given its massive width.

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Great hike that climbs quickly out of the valley floor to a slot canyon near the top. Our kids did great completing the steep incline in about 15 minutes. We enjoyed exploring the slot canyon and a couple of its side canyons. The view from the canyon entrance are wonderful and gives a good overlook of some of the orchards and farm below.

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Saturday, February 07, 2015

This was a fantastic hike, and was my favorite part of my Capital Reef trip. The trail gradually rolls up and down, constantly changing elevation, so you never have extended climbs or descents. For the most part, the trail is well maintained and cairns are visible, with the exception of a few areas in the Frying Pan trail. Just keep you head on a swivel or bring a GPS. Be sure to pack plenty of water. There is none on the trail, and during the summer this trail will be incredibly hot and you are exposed 95% of the time. The views at the end at Cassidy Arch are wonderful, and it's a good time to rest and soak it all in. If you have time for 1 hike in the park, it should be this one.

Awesome rocks

hiking
Monday, September 02, 2013

This was an awesome hike and covers portion of the Cohab Canyon Trail for about a 1 Mile. Then The Frying Pan trail for about 3 miles. And then the Cassidy Arch trail for about .5 miles. My Handheld GPS listed 8.3 miles and as the round trip distance from Fruita. Its about .5 miles shorter from the Highway 24 trailhead.

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

I love Capital Reef. This trail is a great one. Strenuous at first, but once you conquor that it is nice going down the canyon. Be sure to take the side trail up to the rim for a nice view of Fruita and the orchards. Do this hike in the morning before the sun gets high as it can be a hot one later in the day.

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