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Capitol Gorge Trail

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Capitol Gorge Trail

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TravelBoss79 wrote a review Sep 2020
Salt Lake City, Utah135 contributions31 helpful votes
Fun trail, not too tough. Amazing views. Very scenic. The short (0.2 miles) side trek to "The Tanks" is uphill and has a few switchbacks and slippery spots, but worth the time and effort. Don't expect to see water all the time in those "tanks", ha ha. We encountered a few hikers that were disappointed not finding water in the tanks. Only when it has been raining pretty much.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Bill K wrote a review Aug 2020
Mantorville, Minnesota3,210 contributions273 helpful votes
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This was one of my favorite parts of Capitol Ref National Park. This trail is at the far end of the scenic drive. I saw a number of cars turning around and heading back. They missed out on a terrific experience. The drive through the gorge is amazing with sheer cliffs and beautiful rock formations. You will definitely want to hike up to the Tanks from the trailhead. It is a fairly steep hike, but well worth your time.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Susannah W wrote a review Jul 2020
Cleveland, Mississippi309 contributions75 helpful votes
This hike is about 2 miles round trip and mostly flat. If you choose to see the water pockets at the end of the hike, that part is steep, but it is no bad. All the different rock colors were stunning back in here, as well as the petroglyphs and pioneer rock markings. There are 3 picnic tables in the parking lot area, so we were glad to be able to eat lunch when we finished our hike.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Mark D wrote a review Dec 2019
Houston, Texas410 contributions77 helpful votes
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Even the drive to the trailhead was good. This is an easy trail that is about three miles one way. Nice canyon walls with the possibility of seeing some sheep. I also didn't enjoy seeing that someone had driven an ATV into the canyon. Why cant people respect our parks....... Other than that, this was a great hike.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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MrNjorl wrote a review Nov 2019
Maine634 contributions97 helpful votes
Drove through the gorge to the end/trailhead. Fantastic stone formations and towering cliffs. A geologists dream! Can be done with a sedan, but would recommend high clearance if you have a choice, simply for pulling over off the narrow road. Warning: You may feel insignificant!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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