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Capitol Reef National Park : The Complete Hiking and Touring Guide



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The only complete guide to Capitol Reef National Park whether on foot or from the road.

Author Biography

Rick Stinchfield, and his wife, Lynne, have spent three months in each of the last six years volunteering and living in Capitol Reef National Park. He is the author or co-author of several articles on mineral collecting, as well as publications on recycling and non-motorized commuting. Rick and Lynne life in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Map of Capitol Reef National Parkp. vi
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
How to Use This Guidep. 1
Hiking Overviewp. 4
Front Country Trailsp. 7
Scenic Drivep. 10
Chimney Rock Trailp. 14
Sunset Point Trailp. 18
Goosenecks Trailp. 19
Hickman Bridge Trailp. 22
Rim Overlook and Navajo Knobs Trailp. 27
Visitor Center Trailp. 32
Fremont Gorge Overlook Trailp. 36
Fremont River Trailp. 40
Cohab Canyon Trailp. 44
Grand Wash Trailp. 49
Cassidy Arch Trailp. 52
Frying Pan Trailp. 55
Old Wagon Trailp. 58
Golden Throne Trailp. 61
Capitol Gorge Trailp. 64
Front Country Routesp. 69
Highway 24 through the Parkp. 72
Sulphur Creek Routep. 76
Lower Spring Canyon Routep. 80
Upper Spring Canyon Routep. 84
Pleasant Creek Routep. 91
Cathedral Valley Routes and Trailsp. 97
Driving the Cathedral Valley Loopp. 100
Jailhouse Rock and Temple Rock Routep. 110
Lower Cathedral Valley Overlooks Routep. 113
Upper South Desert Overlook Trailp. 116
Cathedral Valley Overlook Trailp. 118
Morrell Cabin Trailp. 120
Cathedrals Trailp. 122
Weather and Climatep. 124
Geologyp. 126
Florap. 128
Faunap. 131
Public Landsp. 136
Fremont Culturep. 138
History of Fruitap. 142
The Orchardsp. 145
East Side Routesp. 149
Driving the Notom-Bullfrog Road South to the Burr Trailp. 152
Burro Wash Routep. 158
Cottonwood Wash Routep. 163
Sheets Gulch Routep. 168
Red Canyon Trail and Routep. 173
Waterpocket District Routesp. 177
Driving the Notom-Bullfrog Road South to Bullfrogp. 180
Driving the Burr Trail West to Boulderp. 183
Upper Muley Twist Canyon Route/Strike Valley Overlookp. 185
Lower Muley Twist Canyon Route/Hamburger Rocksp. 192
Surprise Canyon Routep. 203
Headquarters Canyon Routep. 207
Halls Creek and Narrows Routep. 210
Hikes by Typep. 217
Best Hikes or Drives to View Geologic Formationsp. 218
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