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Cohab Canyon Trail

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Length

1.6 Miles 2.5 Kilometers


Elevation

338' 103 m

Ascent

-430' -131 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

5,788' 1,764 m

High

5,360' 1,634 m

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A stunning red rock canyon leads visitors to fantastic viewpoints overlooking Capitol Reef NP.

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Beginning at the Scenic Drive, the trail climbs steep switchbacks to a river-sculpted terrace below the Wingate Cliff. After a short ascent, the path enters the canyon and drops quickly to the sandy floor. Side canyons and abundant vegetation add to the beauty of the red rock walls. As Cohab Canyon widens, the route traverses slickrock down to a junction with the trail that leads to the viewpoints high above on the north side. A junction with the Frying Pan Trail follows shortly as the path stays high above the deepening canyon and eventually descends to Highway 24, just east of the Hickman Bridge trailhead.

This content was contributed by author Rick Stinchfield. For a comprehensive hiking guide to Capitol Reef National Park and to see more by Rick, click here.

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May 31, 2018
Megan Chapman
3mi
May 26, 2018
Moritz Köhler
May 15, 2018
Bob Veierstahler
1mi
Apr 15, 2018
David Orner
Apr 6, 2018
Michael C Salansky
Aug 17, 2017
Blake Higley
Aug 9, 2017
Hayden Prescott
Hiked Cohab Canyon trail starting by the campground to Fruita overlook trail for North and South overlooks. Then came back the route we came. 3.3mi
Aug 7, 2017
Francine Brown

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