Strike Valley Overlook Trail
ElevationAscent: 127' 39 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 6,003' 1,830 m
Low: 5,877' 1,791 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)
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“The Strike Valley Overlook is a remarkable view in a remote corner of Capitol Reef National Park.”— Matt Callahan
Family Friendly Easy trail and minimum ascent up the rock formation to the viewpoint.
You'll come upon a 25-foot section of slick rock before the steeper incline rock section. It may be hard to view the continuation of the trail at the end of the small wash and across the slick rock to base of the incline, but just continue straight across and begin your ascent. Pay close attention because there may be cairns marking the continuing trail to help guide you. The cairns continue gradually up the trail and can assist to reaching the top of the viewpoint.
When you reach the top, you'll notice a fairly large pile of stones, this marks the completion of the trail. The Strike Valley Viewpoint spans to the left and right along the sandstone cliff safely for about 500 feet in both directions giving you widespread views of the Waterpocket Fold in the valley below and incredible distant views of the Henry Mountains.
Special considerations: This area can be extremely hot in the late spring and summer seasons. There is very little shade from the sun along the trail and at the viewpoint, as well as no water along the route.
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Land Manager: NPS - Capitol Reef National Park