This is a complete list of hikes in Capitol Reef National Park for your reference. Depending on your tour itinerary and timing, you may only have time for certain hikes. If there is a hike that interests you, please contact our office team to discuss whether or not you will have time to participate on the particular hike of interest on your tour.

Trail

One-Way Distance

Elevation Change in Feet

Difficulty

Description

Capitol Gorge

1.0 mi
(1.6 km)

80 ft
(24 m)

Easy

Deep canyon, historic inscriptions, short climb to waterpockets ("tanks")

Goosenecks

0.1 mi
(0.2 km)

<50 ft
(<15 m)

Easy

Dramatic canyon views

Grand Wash

2.2 mi
(3.6 km)

200 ft
(61 m)

Easy

Deep canyon, narrows

Sunset Point

0.4 mi
(0.6 km)

<50 ft
(<15 m)

Easy

Panorama, good for sunset

Cohab Canyon

1.7 mi
(2.7 km)

440 ft
(134 m)

Moderate

Hidden canyons, views of Fruita, panoramas at spur trail view points

Fremont River

1.0 mi
(1.7 km)

480 ft
(146 m)

Moderate

Easy stroll along river, then steep climb to panoramas

Hickman Bridge

0.9 mi
(1.4 km)

400 ft
(122 m)

Moderate

133-foot natural bridge, canyon views

Cassidy Arch

1.7 mi
(2.8 km)

670 ft
(204 m)

Strenuous

Natural arch, slickrock, canyon views

Chimney Rock Loop
round trip

3.6 mi
(5.9 km)

590 ft
(180 m)

Strenuous

Panoramas of Waterpocket Fold cliffs, good for sunset

Fremont Gorge Overlook

2.3 mi
(3.6 km)

1,090 ft
(332 m)

Strenuous

Short climb to open mesa top, ends at high viewpoint on rim of gorge

Frying Pan

2.9 mi
(4.6 km)

810 ft
(247 m)

Strenuous

Connects Cohab Canyon and Cassidy Arch trails, ridgetop panoramas

Golden Throne

2.0 mi
(3.2 km)

730 ft
(223 m)

Strenuous

Views of Capitol Gorge and Golden Throne

Navajo Knobs

4.7 mi
(7.6 km)

1,620 ft
(494 m)

Strenuous

Continuation of Rim Overlook Trail, 360-degree mountaintop panorama

Old Wagon Trail Loop round trip

3.8 mi
(6.1 km)

1,080 ft
(329 m)

Strenuous

Pinyon-juniper forest, views of cliffs and Henry Mountains

Rim Overlook

2.3 mi
(3.6 km)

1,110 ft
(338 m)

Strenuous

Panoramas of Fruita and Waterpocket Fold from atop dramatic cliff