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Stunning!

My husband and I rode our bikes along this “trail” and it was amazing. So much beauty around every... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pinofan
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Flat hike, but varied sights

At the end of a dirt road that passes through some beautiful rock formations, you arrive at the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thomas F
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Columbia, Maryland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 7, 2015

This section of the Park is the one we enjoyed the most ! It starts with the Scenic Drive on a paved road , then there is a 2 miles drive on a sand road which is extremely scenic and then there is an easy...More

4  Thank belleretraite
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Capitol Gorge Trail is 2 mi/3.2 km roundtrip with an elevation change of 80 ft/24 m, which occurs entirely in the last 0.2 mi climb to the Tanks (seasonal water holes). The trailhead is at the end of the Capitol Gorge Road, which is a...More

1  Thank pingaroo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I rode our bikes along this “trail” and it was amazing. So much beauty around every corner.

Thank Pinofan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the end of a dirt road that passes through some beautiful rock formations, you arrive at the trailhead for Capitol Gorge. Unbelievably, this was once a main road to the south. The trail is flat but rocky -- I just wore tennis shoes, but...More

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed October 10, 2018

The trail head for Capitol Gorge Trail is at the end of a 1.5 mile dirt road called Capitol Gorge Rd. The road is actually quite scenic, but very bumpy and slow. The trail itself is easy, 1 mile one way on sand, and very...More

Thank travelerfromsj
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Slow but fun and interesting drive over dirt road; fun to see this area which was a main road not that long ago.

Thank cvcalifornia
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We drove down this dirt road and could not believe the beauty around us. The road was very bumpy but we just took it slow. Had to back up a couple of times to make room for people to pass. We have a truck but...More

Thank Vicki D
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This great but easy hike along a haunting trail in Capitol Reef National Park must be accessed by a pretty tough road. You do not necessarily need a truck or off-road vehicle to manage it (I drove a little Toyota Corolla), but a normal sedan...More

Thank William T
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Round trip from tanks trail is 2 flat miles Canyon walls are are awesome and provide shade. Side trip to tanks is .4 r/t climb is challenging esp going down. Tanks were in empty water tanks but the scenery was terrific I was glad to...More

1  Thank Flipper331
Reviewed August 17, 2018

A short drive along a dirt road with exciting cliff faces and bulging overhangs leads to another nice easy trail. Well worth making the effort.

Thank Harrison_F_Carter
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Driven this with my teens and they were amazed at the height of the walls. It's like driving a slot canyon, and when it's 100degrees, I'd much rather enjoy it with AC.

Thank Becky T
Reviewed August 5, 2018

My wife read something about the Pioneer Register and wanted to go see.it. We spoke to the Rangers and headed out for Capitol Gorge Trail. What an amazing adventure. You start out by driving to the trail head, about 2 miles on dirt "road" between...More

2  Thank Mikez428
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