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Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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A short hike with geological viewpoints and photo opportunities.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“short walk” (18 reviews)
“mexican hat” (6 reviews)
“sunset point” (10 reviews)
Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We could not be there at sunset, but it looked like sunrise or sunset would be very interesting to see the sun's effects on the colors of the cliffs.

Thank ctraveller749
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As we were staying at in Mexican Hat seemed silly to miss one of the local view areas. Thought Horseshoe Bend view would be hard to beat but Goosenecks tops it easily. A lot quieter and more accessible than the Bend and the views are...More

Thank robeth_8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the point of view to really slot canyon. Horribly view! very fearfully look from cliff to gorge bottom. Unfortunately, there no marked trail to descent, here is view point only. But it is worse spend some time for this point!

Thank Alexander N
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Beautiful scenery and it's easy to get to! We watched the sunset and stars near this location. It was amazing!

Thank Ginas418
Reviewed 12 June 2017

A neat place to visit just east of Capital Reef National Park is the Gooseneck Viewpoint off Rt 24. Here you can see how the Sulphur Creek, snaking its way through many layers of the Colorado Plateau and carving out an 800 foot deep canyon....More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 9 June 2017

The drive here is only a short way off the highway. Road is quite rough with loose gravel just about OK, if careful with a normal car, better by 4WD vehicle. There is only a short climb from the end of the track to the...More

Thank johncb7
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This is an interesting topographical feature. It's worthwhile knowing some of the geological history to understand what created the twisting river bed.

Thank putnik123
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This is an easy stroll out along a well marked pathway not far from the Park Entrance when coming from Torrey. The walk is all level, so it is not too difficult. The views at the end are worth the effort. Sulphur Creek winds its...More

Thank OziDiver
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Don't miss this - it is such an easy walk for such a great view. We were there in early June and the whole park was so crowded. We got up early to see this and WOW. It was great. I have a problem with...More

1  Thank Rita B
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

This mini hike was well worth the stop. I think the trail was only .2 miles long, but it takes you to the edge of a beautiful canyon. Highly recommended.

Thank Kitty B
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