There are a ton of great Capitol Reef National Park hikes that are worth trying out when visiting this remote location in Utah. While much of the park can be very challenging (and time consuming!) to get to, there are great rewards in both the Fruita District (which is where visitors tend to spend most of their time) and the other more remote parts of Capitol Reef National Park.
For those that do want to hike, it can be daunting trying to go through the dozens of hikes in Capitol Reef National Park and narrow it down to just one or two if you are limited on time. That’s why we wanted to put together this list of great hikes in Capitol Reef National Park to help take the guesswork out of planning your upcoming trip.
Zion National Park is a fantastic destination for hikes of all kinds. From the famous Angels Landing and Observation Point to hiking down the Virgin River through the Narrows, there are a ton of day hikes in Zion that are out of this world.
In addition to these more well-known hikes, it’s also full of a variety of easy hikes that are great for young families, those short on time, have a fear of heights or perhaps are just not able to climb hundreds of feet in elevation over a short distance.
Over 2.6-million people visited Bryce Canyon National Park and took in the beauty of the hoodoos. One thing particularly nice about Bryce Canyon is that you don’t have to hike far to take breathtaking photos-you can get them right from the rim of the canyon. However, if you want to really get steeped in the beauty without having to work too hard, the Queens Garden combined with the Navajo Loop Trail is the hike to take!