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Address: Capitol Reef National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Walking through dry riverbed

This hike and sunset hike were our favorites. This hike has everything and is an easy hike. You get to follow a dry riverbed with some narrowing walls that make breathtaking... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
helpinghands001
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hike and sunset hike were our favorites. This hike has everything and is an easy hike. You get to follow a dry riverbed with some narrowing walls that make breathtaking photos & also has petroglyphs!

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Scotts Valley CA
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

A similar hike to Grand Wash; the parking lot is about two and a half miles down a well-maintained dirt road. The road is usually wide enough for two cars. Because you are walking down a wash, there is sand and pebbles; it is not as easy as walking on a boardwalk or sidewalk. Be sure to look out for... More 

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Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

After driving the 10 mile scenic road, the last 2 1/2 miles of which are gravel, this trail is now accessible. It follows a dry wash, and is thoroughly enjoyable There are petroglyphs along the way, as well as a couple of branch points for two other trails, including the tanks. Well worth it!

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Thank Deanne A
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We loved the drive down here through the narrows. The hike was very crowded, which surprised us because the rest of the park was pretty much empty. We passed large groups and about 50 people in our hike to the tanks and to see the pioneer register. Next time we might just go to other less busy parts of the... More 

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Gurnee, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

At the end of the scenic drive (the dirt portion) you'll find the trailhead for this trail. It's an out-and-back trail about a mile long that passes through a canyon. The trail is fairly level and not strenuous. I found it pretty peaceful after the harrowing dirt road drive. Along the way, you'll pass the Pioneer Register, a rock wall... More 

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Logan, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

The drive to the trail head is just as cool as the hike. The road was fine in an average car. Tall cliff walls on the road and in the trail. Took The pioneer register was so cool to read all the names and old dates carved into the walls. No graffiti please, this is historical markings.

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Thank Heaven L
Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This hike is a little boring compared with most of the others in the park . There are petroglyphs but they are not as good as others we saw and the pioneer register needed some more explanation. After a mile or so you could turn up the hillside to look at some small round ponds which was a bit more... More 

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Woodridge, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This was a very easy hike, but beautiful with canyon walls stretching straight up! Also fun to see petroglyphs and other historical marks. I loved the challenge of hiking up to the Tanks, although in October, there wasn't much to see other than some stale water. I enjoyed finding the cairns to guide me as I hiked up to the... More 

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Thank Kate L
Center Valley, PA
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

My wife and I hiked this trail in October 2016 while visiting Capitol Reef NP on our five-park swing through Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion. The route to this trail is by “unmaintained road.” Provided it has not rained recently, a standard passenger car without extra high clearance can make this trip at 15MPH. We had already... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This hike isn't anything spectacular but it's shaded, offers cool glimpses into history, and leads so the water tanks. That was our favorite part. My husband soaked his feet in the cold water but it looked too murky for my liking. :-) It took us about 15 minutes there and 15 minutes back (plus a half hour hiking to and... More 

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