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Jayhawker Canyon

Jayhawker Canyon is named after a group of settlers from Kansas who were probably the first European-American explorers in the area. After being trapped for an unexpected amount of time, the Jayhawkers used this very canyon to finally escape the…
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Red Cathedral

The Red Cathedral forms the northern wall of Golden Canyon. Made up of a harder rock layer from a previous alluvial fan, it rises hundreds of feet above the mudstone badlands surrounding Golden Canyon and Zabriskie Point. A spur trail…
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Titus Canyon

Colorful Titus Canyon is best seen via car or bicycle. The dirt road that leads through Titus Canyon actually begins in far western Nevada, where Titus Canyon cuts through the Grapevine Range back into California. Multiple mining claims which were…
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Zabriskie Point

Zabriskie Point is one of the most recognizable scenes in Death Valley National Park. The badlands formations found here are amongst the most colorful in the United States, made up of lake sediments and volcanic ash. Over the years, soft…
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Hall’s Creek

Hall’s Creek is named after Charles Hall, a Mormon pioneer who operated a ferry across the Colorado River in the 1880’s. Hall’s wagon trail through the area still serves as the hiking trail for a large portion of the journey…
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Hall’s Creek Overlook

This remote overlook in the southern portion of Capitol Reef National Park would have once overlooked a large, temporary nature-made earthen dam and desert lake. The still existent “Red Slide” (visible on the far left) is the remnant of an…
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Cowboy Cave

  The Cowboy Cave lies in Upper Muley Twist Canyon in Capitol Reef National Park. Not a true cave, but an alcove, Cowboy Cave is so named because of its history as a well-known and convenient stop during cattle drives,…
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Fern’s Nipple

Fern’s Nipple is a large rocky peak that sits directly atop the Waterpocket Fold of Capitol Reef National Park. Nobody knows who Fern was, but the physical description of the feature is undeniable. Views from atop this peak include most…
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Navajo Knobs

Navajo Knobs is a high rocky outcropping along the Waterpocket Fold in Capitol Reef National Park. The trail starts by the Fremont River, taking the hiker past the very large Hickman Bridge and ultimately to a short scrambling route that…
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Hall’s Creek Narrows

Hall’s Creek Narrows is one of southern Utah’s finest hikes. The usual route to these spectacular narrows involves descending into 1,000 foot plus deep Hall’s Canyon. After several miles of hiking the long, dry sandy main wash of Hall’s Creek,…
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