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Navajo Knobs – Capitol Reef NP

Torrey, UT While many of the hikes in Capitol Reef NP go through canyons with great views of the rocky walls above you, a few of the hikes take you up on top of the rocks and provide great views … Continue reading

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Grand Wash – Capitol Reef NP

Torrey, UT The Waterpocket Fold is a large uplift of rock covered in Navajo Sandstone that runs for a hundred miles north and south in this area of Utah.  The fold is the major and defining feature of Capitol Reef … Continue reading

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Upper Muley Twist Canyon, Part 2 – Capitol Reef NP

Torrey, UT In our previous blog we told you about the first half of our adventure on the Upper Muley Twist Canyon Trail.  We now re-join the saga as we make a turn to the east and head up a … Continue reading

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Upper Muley Twist Trail, Part 1 – Capitol Reef NP

Torrey, UT The “reef” in the name of Capitol Reef NP refers to a 100 mile long warp in the earth’s crust called the Waterpocket Fold.  The fold forms a north-to-south barrier that even today has barely been breached by … Continue reading

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Frying Pan Trail to the Cassidy Arch – Capitol Reef NP

Torrey, UT After a number of days with cold temperatures and the threat of rain,  a few days of rain/snow mix, the sky’s around central Utah finally cleared on Monday.  We decided to take advantage of the improved conditions and … Continue reading

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Cohab Canyon Trail – Capitol Reef NP

Torrey, UT The weather prediction here in central Utah has continued to include the chance of rain and thundershowers in the afternoon, not good for hiking in canyons and washes.  So one day we decided to do another short hike, … Continue reading

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Hiking Capitol Gorge in Capitol Reef NP

Torrey, UT The weather forecast the lasts few days has had a chance of rain in the afternoon, so we have limited our hiking to short trails in the morning.  One of those hikes was through Capitol Gorge in Capitol Reef NP.  The … Continue reading

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Chimney Rock Hike – Capitol Reef NP

Torrey, UT On Thursday we intended to drive to the southern section of Capitol Reef for a long hike.  But it was quite cold for most of the morning, so we decided to take a hike much closer to home. … Continue reading

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Ride Through Cathedral Valley – Capitol Reef NP

Torrey, UT On Wednesday our local tour guides, Annette and Larry, invited us for another Jeep tour of Capitol Reef NP and some nearby sites.  Earlier in the week they took us for a tour of the southern section of … Continue reading

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Golden Throne and Sheets Canyon Hikes – Capitol Reef NP

Torrey, UT For our first hike in the Torrey area we decided to head into Capitol Reef National Park.  After driving about ten miles down what is labeled a scenic drive, the pavement ended and we continued down a dirt … Continue reading

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