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So much fun for both young and old! If you don’t want to of can do the whole hike, start at the VC and work your way back to the third waterfall. From there you can determine if you want to go a little further. VC has a detailed map.

3 days ago

Beautiful hike!! We pretty much had the lake to ourselves. We had four wheel drive and were able to drive to the trail head. From there it is only 1.5 miles to the lake.

hiking
4 days ago

The bridge is amazing. The rocks along the trail are also featured.

I hiked this trail in the morning alone. The shadow made the scene be kind if mysterious. Great experience!

The solitude is splendid, the trail is terrible, and the lake is lovely despite its approach being a cement dam. The trail is a very steep OHV route with treacherously loose rocks on about 90% of the trail. There are two beautiful stream crossings, but since the route is essentially a 4WD road, treacherous, and banked for OHVs not people, it never quite feels like a hike in the woods.

9 days ago

Easy and very beautiful!

9 days ago

Relatively easy and beautiful!

Lovely even on a hot day...

Fantastic hike through Cohab Canyon. Great views over Fruita valley from the beginning, and of course from the lookout points. Fun spots to scramble on or sit in the shade. Not too crowded. Favorite hike in Capitol Reef NP.

I strongly recommend this hike. Like, strongly. Gorgeous views the entire hike without the crowds! We went early (around 9am) and we were glad we did because it definitely got hot towards the end. Total hike took us 2 hours with some stopping to take pics, gaze at the scenery, and have a snack. Well worth it trail in beautiful capitol reef.

hiking
10 days ago

Beautiful hike with a scenic surrounding everywhere you are. The path is a little less defined in some places so keep an eye out for cairns to stay on the path. It is very exposed so plan out your water and time of hiking carefully. It is not a hard hike, it is perfectly moderate and the incline is very doable.

Excellent trail with fantastic sights. Small parking lot but not too busy. Bathroom at trailhead. Barely any cover so go when it’s cooler and bring lots of water. Should take around under two hours.

Stunning and not that hard. A great place to sit and rest and enjoy the views midway through - good picnic spot.

Hiked this two summers ago. We parked one car at the visitors center for when we were done to ferry us back to our starting point at Chimney Rock. Once we reached the Sulphur stream , we walked the entire remaining hike in the river . There is a large tree at about the halfway point that makes for a great lunch stop. We did it with a 3 yr old and she walked all but the last mile or so. Beautiful !

Great hike! Recommend going early, I started up at 6:30am and had the trail to myself. It’s definitely “moderate” with a steep incline the first half mile. Not the best marked trail so keep an eye out for markers. The view of the arch at sunrise is amazing.

hiking
14 days ago

Great for kids. An easy hike with a fun bouldering trek to the tanks. Follow the stacked rocks and it wasn’t hard to find them. We went in July 2018 - not crowded at all. I recommend going in the morning if you’re here during the summer as there isn’t a lot of shade.

Fairly easy trail with some elevation- beautiful views and interesting perspectives on several canyons. we continued to the Navejo Knobs trail which was an additional 7 kms and offered spectacular panoramic views at much higher elevation. If you can manage the extra time and elevation the additional views are well worth the effort!

Left at 1800 and finished ~ 2000, stopping often to take photos. The initial climb was challenging, but after that it was relatively easy. Amazing scenery. Would recommend trekking poles.

hiking
17 days ago

5h To climb and come back with breaks
for take picture. trail and hiking easy . but the afternoon the temperature it.s very hot in summer...

Hiked it in the evening. Tried to catch sunset but a cloud moved in

I reccomend doing the loop. Its a moderate hike, but if you are already fatigued can feel like an eternity getting up to the bride. Someone left a toy buddy on a rock, gave me quite a laugh.

scenic driving
20 days ago

A short scenic drive, nice to be able to see some of the viewpoints if you are unable to hike the trails.

If traveling from Capitol Reef to Moab, I suggest this scenic route. Moderate scenic drive with lots of options to stop at viewpoints and stretch the legs a little.

hiking
20 days ago

Pleasant walk, but I didn't find it all that interesting. Would probably be great as a family stroll thru Fruita

hiking
20 days ago

Wonderful. The climb at the start of the hike really got the blood pumping

Hiked July 10th. We went early to get ahead of the heat (lesson learned in Zion). This was our "recovery hike" as it wasn't too strenuous nor too long. We only hiked to the top of the arch and skipped any rappels. Like many reviews, I think the "easy" rating might be a bit misleading. Great views from the top and worth the couple hours invested.

Must do!!

off road driving
26 days ago

This drive is AMAZING! It is unforgettable and I would highly recommend it!

To start get the map for “Cathedral Loop” at Capital Reef’s visitor center. It is a guide for this entire drive and it explains the geology, ecology and history you will want to have to get the most from the trip.

We went in an unmodified Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4x4 and made the whole trip fine in 4 wheel drive. The mucky parts were no issue as long as you don’t stop in them. There were very few mucky parts actually but do check the weather before heading in and do start with the drive through the river because if you can’t make that part you don’t want to leave it for the end and have to turn around and go back 64 miles!!!

What you see in the park does not even compare to what you will see in this loop. We saw 4 vehicles the whole day! We started at 9am at the Visitors Center to zero our trip counter and followed our guide book. We finished at 5:12 PM. Storms are typical in the afternoon so again check that out and carry extra water and food.

Again this trip is totally worth it. I worry now that I will never top this drive! It is that good!

Loved it! So refreshing.

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