Cathedral Valley Loop at Capitol Reef
The Cathedral Valley Loop, a 58-mile scenic drive, presents an incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in this remarkable landscape.
The loop consists of two primary roads: Hartnet Road and Cathedral Road. Starting from Highway 24, you will drive northwest on Hartnet Road, through Cathedral Valley, then return to Highway 24 via Cathedral Road.
As you navigate the Cathedral Valley Loop, take advantage of the opportunity to drive through the colorful Bentonite Hills.
Upper South Desert Overlook
For a breathtaking view of the South Desert and the Water Pocket Fold, go on a 0.5-mile round-trip hike to this viewpoint.
This is a fun easy 0.5-mile round-trip walk to see the cabin used by cowboys from 1930 to 1970.
Access to Gypsum Sinkhole is a 1-mile spur road off the main drive. The dissolution and drainage of a gypsum dome formed this giant hole.
This unique rock formation is characterized by selenite crystals, also known as moonstones. From this point, you will also enjoy a fine view of the Temples of the Sun and Moon.
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