Upper Cathedral Valley Overlook
ElevationAscent: 2' 1 m
Descent: -31' -10 m
High: 6,890' 2,100 m
Low: 6,860' 2,091 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)
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“A short trail leading to a spectacular viewpoint of the Upper Cathedral Valley.”— Eric Ashley
Family Friendly With a short distance, this trail pays off with big views. The whole family will enjoy stretching a bit on the way to an incredible view.
To the north is a line of cathedrals of varying size and shape, and to their right stand some of the best fluted Entrada cliffs in the area. The overlook is above a small buttress that protrudes north toward the cathedrals and which is capped by the white Curtis Formation protecting the softer Entrada below.
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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