Capitol Reef  National Park Spring Hikes

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Spring is a terrific time to visit Utah's Capitol Reef National Park with stunning views and diverse landscape. Park Rangers are a great source for the most updated information about Spring trail conditions and weather. 

March: highs 55 | lows 31 degrees F April: highs 64 | lows 37 degrees F May: highs 73 | lows 46 degrees F Temperatures change a lot throughout the day so it is helpful to dress in layers.  Spring is also the rainy season so be aware of weather before entering any slot canyon!

There are a number of easy, moderate, and strenuous trails in the park that can be hiked in a day.   Many trailheads start at an elevation of around 5,000 feet, so be aware of the effects of elevation.

Capitol Reef Spring Hikes

Capitol Gorge is a spur dirt road that leads into a narrow, steep-walled canyon that is extremely vulnerable to bad weather conditions such as flash floods from rain.  Walking along the Capitol Gorge trail is one of the best easy hikes in the park!

Capitol Gorge Pioneer Register The Tanks

This hike is a short switchback hike to an overlook with views of Sulphur Creek Canyon. 

Goosenecks Overlook Hike

The Grand Wash is a cool slot canyon that doesn’t require walking in water. The Narrows is the central section of the Grand Wash. It's roughly 1 mile from either trailhead so a hike to the Narrows from either starting point is the same distance.

Grand Wash to the Narrows Hike

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