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Overlook, Capitol Reef, Utah
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Overlook, Capitol Reef, Utah

 

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Location: Utah, United States, North America

Object Type: Trail in the Park

Object Title: Overlook, Capitol Reef, Utah

County: Wayne

 

Page By: normanorem

Created/Edited: Sep 22, 2011 / Sep 22, 2011

Object ID: 748235

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Very long, easy to follow trail

Capitol Reef National Park is a little different. No fees to enter, Utah highway 24 connects right on through. No old lovely lodge from a long time ago, just a brick visitor center from the 80's. Known for flash floods, check for rain in the summer. Cold and dry in the winter. Hickman Bridge is a popular, easy hike from the road. The Fremont river parallels the highway and has a place to park and wade. It was closed due to high runoff making the water extra dangerous.

Getting there:

Hickman Bridge trail forks about 1/3 of the way in. Take the less-used fork past the bridge and on through some washes and edges. Suddenly you will have a view southwest looking down to the ribbonlike highway. The visitor center looks like a little box. Continuing on you can reach Navajo Knobs destination, written about by others.