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Wayne County, Utah

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  • Green River, Utah

    Exploring Goblin Valley

    4.5
    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 about 100 feet into the valley. Once you are down the...
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  • Garfield County, Utah

    Hike Mount Ellen in Utah's Henry Mountains

    4.0
    4 mi / 1091 ft gain
    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 feet, Mount Ellen is the third most prominent peak...
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  • Torrey, Utah

    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 and is managed by the BLM, so fees are donation b...
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  • Wayne County, Utah

    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 are something like a fine piece of art. This is a po...
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  • Wayne County, Utah

    Hike Lower Cathedral Valley Overlook

    2 mi / 150 ft gain
    Now most of the pictures you see from Capitol Reef are from cathedral valley. But not many take the time to get above the most photographed area of the park. Off of Hartnet Road, at mile 17.6 you will find a small dirt parking lot for the trailhead (were talking middle of nowhere, so no pit toile...
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  • Fruita Campground, Utah

    Explore the Orchards and Gifford House of Capitol Reef

    4.5
    Inside Capitol Reef National Park, you’ll find a wonderful treasure. There are acres of orchards inside the park, all of which you are welcome to roam around and explore, you’ll see old farms buildings from the Mormon settlers that came through that are still kept up! Not to mention they have hor...
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  • Torrey, Utah

    Drive the Scenic Drive in Capitol Reef National Park

    5.0
    Inside Capitol Reed National Park there is a scenic drive. The drive you do have to pay for ($15 bucks a car) but considering the park is free, you may as well!  The drive is about 8 miles long, with pull offs for ideal picture taking, the landscape is vast and ever changing with every turn, incl...
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  • Lake Powell, Utah

    Blarney Slot Canyons

    Who doesn’t enjoy a little slot canyon fun?!…Not far from Hanksville, Utah is this 1-mile round trip hike to one of Utah’s less visited slot canyons. Although Blarney Canyon is generally known for its canyoneering route, you can follow either the West or East Fork wash to get to the slots. You’ll...
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  • Wayne County, Utah

    Drive the Cathedral Valley Loop

    60 mi
    These set of roads are classified as 4x4 high clearance vehical roads. Not to mention this part of the park is remote and only about 10% of visitors access it. To get to Cathedral Valley, we were recommended to drive a “loop” by the park ranger, that entailed about 60 miles of high clearance dirt...
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  • Cathedral Road, Utah

    Temple of the Sun

    5.0
    3 mi
    Cathedral Valley is a scenic backcountry area in Capitol Reef National Park. It is a remote, stark desert, characterized by amazingly beautiful sandstone monoliths that some say resemble cathedrals. Many of the valleys structures have interesting, highly descriptive names: Temple of the Sun, Temp...
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  • Wayne County, Utah

    Canyoneering High Spur Canyon

    5 mi
    From Moab, the drive to the canyon is approximately 4 hours long and much of it is on sandy or rocky dirt roads so it’s best to drive a 4x4 vehicle with good clearance. Drive past Hans Flat Ranger Station on the west side of Canyonlands National Park and make your way to the trailhead on Deadman’...
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  • Boulder, Utah

    Camp at Deer Creek Campground

    5.0
    Deer Creek campground is off of the Burr Scenic drive and right outside of the lower part of Capitol Reef National Park. This campground is perfect if you are driving from Bryce Canyon to Capitol Reef. There are a total of 7 tent sites in the campground. There are no spots for RVs and no turn aro...
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  • Boulder, Utah

    Drive the Burr Trail Scenic Backway

    5.0
    66.2 mi / 4124 ft gain
    The Burr Trail is a 66 miles mostly-paved road connecting Boulder, Utah / Highway 12 with the Notom-Bullfrog road that passes through some of the most scenic (and largely untouched) painted-rock backcountry in three of our national parks/monuments including Grand Staircase-Escalante, Capitol Reef...
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  • Mineral Canyon Road, Utah

    Camp along the White Rim Road in Canyonlands NP

    5.0
    100 mi
    Wow where to start… White Rim is one of those places where after the first day you will forget you are even on Earth anymore.  The unreal views just don’t stop either.  Every turn opens up to another amazing scene, massive canyon or beautiful vista.  Make sure to take a dip in the Green River if ...
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  • Green River, Utah

    Visit the Petroglyphs in Black Dragon Wash

    Black Dragon wash gets its name because of one of the petroglyphs, which oddly enough is a red dragon. The trail can be kind of hard to find but once you are in the canyon it is impossible to lose it. You follow the canyon for a bit and then you will see the petroglyphs on the north side beyond s...
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  • Green River, Utah

    Hike Lower Black Box Canyon

    10 mi / -300 ft gain
    It takes some commitment to get to the trailhead, but it’s worth it. After several dirt roads, follow a rocky 4X4 road for about 10 miles to the trailhead. Sunscreen up and walk down the path to an open wash. This wash runs into the San Rafael River. At the river, check the flow, it should be bel...
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