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gem icon Mummy Cliff from Panorama Point [Suggest Edits]

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A part of the 87 mile long Waterpocket Fold, the dark red Moenkopi siltstone and mudstone has formed the beautiful Mummy Cliffs. You can either admire the red cliffs from below at Panorama Point (and several other spots as far away as Hogback Ridge on clear days) or take Chimney Rock Trail to see Capitol Reef Canyon and all that surrounds it.

On the Road: A part of the Hwy 24 drive, you can stop at several points to either view or hike to the cliff.

Family Friendly: Be sure to point this impressive sight as you drive past or stop at the viewpoint to take it all in.

Gem Type: Viewpoint

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Dylan Payne

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May 22, 2022
Merritt Stanton
Did Panorama Point. Didn't see Mummy Cliff.
Oct 20, 2021
Keri Chipman
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May 31, 2021
Susan Pelletier
May 19, 2021
Tom Beers
Apr 23, 2021
Matt Culpepper
Three impressive overlooks: Panorama, Goosenecks, and Sunset Pt. (1/100)
Oct 6, 2020
Bruce Conway
Sunrise and sunset both!
Aug 3, 2020
otherone
Jul 1, 2020
michael kelso

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