Top Adventures in Wayne County

  • Photograph Cathedral Valley

    First let me preface that a high clearance vehicle is needed for this adventure. Provided that, prepare for a journey into some very remote and beautiful desert in the middle of Capitol Reef National Park.In total the scenic loop is 57 miles of wa...

  • Camp in Capitol Reef National Park

    From Interstate 70, the road can be accessed from the west just a few miles from Highway 6, and from the east just near the town of Richfield. It also meets up at the north end of Highway 12 at the town of Teasdale. There is a major campsite at Ca...

  • Exploring Goblin Valley

    Goblin Valley Can entertain you for 1 hour or 10. There are no established trails, so you are free to wander around the entire park. There are cliffs to climb, slot canyons to explore and hoodoos to discover. From the parking area, you descend abo...

  • Camp at Goblin Valley

    Goblin Valley State Park is in a rural section of southern Utah, but if you type it into Google Maps you will go straight there. There are awesome campsites within the park but they require reservations. If you didn't take the time to reserve a ca...

  • Hike to Goblin's Lair and Carmel Canyon

    This beautiful, isolated hike also makes for a flexible route – very few places in Goblin Valley are off limits, allowing you to customize the adventure as much as you please.The hike begins on a rapidly descending trail, heading into the heart of...

  • Hike Mount Ellen in Utah's Henry Mountains

    Mount Ellen is considered an Ultra Prominent Peak. What's that you may ask? Well, Ultra Prominent Peaks are determined by how high the summit rises above its surroundings. Rising 5,812 feet above the desert floor with a summit elevation of 11,527 ...

    4 miles 1091 ft gain

  • Hiking Little Wild Horse Canyon & Bell Canyon Loop

    The Little Wild Horse Canyon/Bell Canyon loop hike is a classic southern Utah experience. Little Wild Horse Canyon is the better of the two canyons, so if you can only do part of the hike do Little Wild Horse. If you're doing a loop of both, save ...

  • Camp at McMillan Springs In The Henry Mountains

    McMillan Springs Campground is south of Hanksville, Utah and within the Henry Mountains, which run north and south between Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef National Parks.  Situated at 8,400 feet, McMillan Springs Campground has moderate temperatures...

  • Hike through the Capitol Gorge

    Drive along Scenic Drive in Capitol Reef National Park and you'll find this trailhead at the end of the road. After 7 miles of driving, you'll arrive at the Pleasant Creek Road turnout and parking area. From here, the road continues to Capitol G...

    3.4 miles 100 ft gain

  • Hike the Golden Throne

    Capitol Reef National Park is filled with excellent hikes, and the hike to the Golden Throne should not be left out of the conversation.  This hike is 2WD accessible, has moderate distance, and decent elevation gain, making it a great hike and exe...

    3.7 miles 771 ft gain

  • Explore the Temple of the Sun & Moon and Glass Mountain

    The temple of the sun and moon are accessed from Cathedral Rd. in Capitol Reef National Park, the road is a 4x4 high clearance vehical road. Upon arriving at the Temples which are called “monoliths”, the giant rocks protrude from the earth, and ar...

  • Hike to Hickman Natural Bridge

    Starting at 5350' in elevation, the hike to Hickman natural bridge is one of the best hikes in Capitol Reef National Park for families with small children. The hike is just under two miles round trip and doesn't include any steep or exposed sectio...

    1.84 miles 400 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Teasdale, Utah

      Fruita Campground

      Overview Located in south-central Utah in the heart of red rock country, Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden treasure filled with cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges in the Waterpocket Fold, a ge...

    • Torrey, Utah

      Capitol Reef Np Group Campsite

      Overview Located in south-central Utah in the heart of red rock country, Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden treasure filled with cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges in the Waterpocket Fold, a ge...

    • Teasdale, Utah

      Singletree

      Overview Singletree Campground is located on the east side of Boulder Mountain in central Utah. Visitors enjoy hiking and sightseeing in this beautiful area. Recreation A one-mile hiking trail begi...

    • , Utah

      Rosebud Atv

      Overview Rosebud ATV Campground is located high on the Colorado Plateau at an elevation of 8300 feet. Torrey, Utah is just 17 miles northwest. Visitors enjoy exploring miles of local ATV trails.Rec...

    • Lyman, Utah

      Elkhorn Campground

      Overview Elkhorn Campground is located 20 miles northeast of Loa, Utah, on the scenic Thousand Lake Mountain at an elevation of approximately 9300 feet. Visitors enjoy exploring local trails on foo...

    • Bicknell, Utah

      Sunglow Campground

      Overview Sunglow Campground is located in a scenic red rock box canyon just 2 miles from Bicknell, Utah. Visitors enjoy exploring local trails and day-tripping to Capitol Reef National Park.Recreat...

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