Cathedral Valley Loop
Capitol Gorge Trail
At the end of Scenic Dr is Capitol Gorge Trail (1 mile, easy), which leads past petroglyphs. Spur trails lead to Pioneer Register ,...
Capitol Reef National Park
Grand Wash Trail
Also along Scenic Dr, a good dirt road leads to Grand Wash Trail (2.25 miles, easy), a flat hike between canyon walls that, at one...
Mesa Farm Market
Stop in Caineville at Mesa Market for straight-from-the-garden organic salads and freshly baked artisan bread from an outdoor...
Lonely Planet review
Long-distance mountain bikers and 4WDers love this 58-mile route through Cathedral Valley, starting 18.6 miles east of the visitor center. The bumpy, roughshod backcountry road explores the remote northern area of the park and its alien desert landscapes, pierced by giant sandstone monoliths eroded into fantastic shapes. Before starting, check conditions at the visitor center and purchase an interpretive route guide.