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Address: Capitol Reef National Park, UT
Description: A short hike with geological viewpoints and photo opportunities.

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Pretty trees and panoramic views

The title says it all. The elevation was a bit higher and the air clean and crisp. The trees and landscape stunning. For only a 600 ft hike or jot the payoff was extraordinary.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Belton, Missouri
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Belton, Missouri
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The title says it all. The elevation was a bit higher and the air clean and crisp. The trees and landscape stunning. For only a 600 ft hike or jot the payoff was extraordinary.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The view is breathtaking! On your way to the Capitol Reef Castle Rock on Hwy 24 you will be passing turn to this Overlooking Point. Make a turn is a must! You won't regret it.

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Leopoldsburg, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

There are better places to look at a river bend. Since it is a state park your national parks pas does not work here and you have to pay extra.

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Rochester Ny Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

360 degree views of the reef area...gorgeous...easy little hiking to get to the edge of the gorge...can get windy there

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Easy access and short walk to a beautiful view. Doesnt take much time and is truly enjoyable. Highly recommend the stop.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

No problem making the short drive off the highway to the parking area, nor the short walk to the Gooseneck Overlook. The canyon is deep and beautiful showing different colors in every exposed layer and is well worth some photographs. When we were there in April, there wasn't much water in the river, but flowers were coming out pretty well.... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Easy short hike that ends with spectacular vistas. Take the time to visit here. Short ride on a dirt road that is fine for family cars.

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Utah
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

What an amazing view! The short ride on a dirt road was worth a quick stop to see the spectacular view. Just a small easy walk too.

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Brigham City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were surprised by the incredible canyon view at the end of this little trail. Did it right before the adjacent Sunset Point trail.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The kids loved this easy hike. It was so super short and gets you to a very pretty overlook. Not the best of overlooks but still worth a quick trip as it's very fast and easy for kids.

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