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0.4 mile 0.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 31' 10 m
Descent: -15' -4 m
High: 6,378' 1,944 m
Low: 6,349' 1,935 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)

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Trail shared by Zander Göpfert

A short trail ending at a great spot to watch the sun dip below Boulder and Miners Mountain.

Zander Göpfert

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Family Friendly A short journey for visitors of all ages and experience to a beautiful spot at the end of the day.

Description

From the visitors center, head west for just over two miles, following signs for Panorama Point and the Goosenecks. Continue onto a dirt road that leaves the northeast corner of the Panorama Point parking lot and the shared parking lot for the Goosenecks Overlook, and Sunset Point is at the end.

Heading out of the east side of the parking lot, this trail is very gradual in grade with no real gain or loss of elevation. Look for a bench near the midway point of the trail to take a break.

Continue through the pinyon pines and juniper, heading south. Note the ripples in the surrounding rock surfaces that are great examples of the Moenkopi Formation that was formed under shifting seas.

There is another bench at the end of the trail, with panoramic views of the park in all directions. Look east toward Fruita and the Henry Mountains and the cliffs of the Waterpocket Fold heading off to the south.


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.

Flora & Fauna

Juniper bushes and pinion pine.

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Nov 6, 2018
Bogie Dee
Aug 19, 2018
Colin Sauter
Aug 5, 2018
Shelby Paulsen
Looks away from the sunset towards the rocks but I got some amazing pics of the girls and Ashy doing a handstand
Apr 12, 2018
Tilman Giese
Nov 21, 2017
TheArvin
Sep 20, 2017
T H
Jun 12, 2017
Ryan Jolivette
Mar 7, 2017
Lauren Vahldick

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