Hike the Chimney Rock Loop, Capitol Reef NP

Hike the Chimney Rock Loop, Capitol Reef NP

Chimney Rock

Distance

3.6 Miles

Elevation Gain

590 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Added by

Sarah Levant

Scenic

Moderate 3.6mi RT hike with spectacular sunset views in Capitol Reef National Park

From the trailhead, the trek starts off pretty step. You will reach a fork near the top of the plateau which starts the official loop. At the junction go left (counterclockwise). The trail offers wonderful views along the way. The loop will bring you on top of "chimney rock" for views over Hwy 24 as far as the eye can see. This is one of the best short hikes in Capitol Reef State Park that offers spectacular high elevation views.  

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My favorite hike in Capitol Reef NP

This hike is the perfect combination of length, difficulty, and scenery. There is a good little climb at the beginning of the hike which is not very hard, but it does get your blood pumping. The views once you get to the top are really spectacular, making this a great spot to catch a sunset. The back half of the hike is really nice too, traversing some neat boulder fields below massive sandstone cliffs.

Chimney Rock

This looks amazing such beautiful light and imagery

Distance

3.6 Miles

Elevation Gain

590 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Added by

Sarah Levant

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