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blue Cohab Canyon Trail

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1.6 mile 2.5 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 338' 103 m
Descent: -430' -131 m
High: 5,788' 1,764 m
Low: 5,360' 1,634 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)

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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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Jul 7, 2019
Merari McFarland
Beautiful vista — 1h 30m
Jun 25, 2019
Randy H
Guided tour 1mi — 8h 30m
Apr 23, 2019
Todd Harris
Apr 15, 2019
Nicky Delay
Mar 14, 2019
Matthew Ballard
Sep 21, 2018
Sarah Rohm
Aug 7, 2018
Shelby Paulsen
The girls loved finding the slot canyons and climbing in them (and racing to meet the Miller’s at the Hickman Bridge trailhead).
Jul 7, 2018
Lisa Bonner

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