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GREGORYJ

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Posted: 08/30/18 07:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Many have mentioned Goblin Valley State Park between Moab and Capitol Reef. If you go to Goblin Valley, ask the park staff about the Bell Canyon and Little Wild Horse Canyon just a few miles out side Goblin Valley. If you hike, this might be the highlight of your trip. Little Wild Horse was dry, Bell Canyon had some pools of water but was fun.

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In addition to Little Wildhorse and Bell Canyons if you like slots I believe just to the north you have Crack and Chute which is longer and a bit more adventurous but nothing really technical. And just to the south Ding and Dang Canyons. Neither of which require any technical gear. Crack and Chute is longer but Ding and Dang about the same or a bit longer than Wildhorse and Bell.


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If going to Capitol Reef, definitely take in Hwy 12. Stop in Escalante and go to Spooky and Peek-a-Boo slot canyons.... fun!


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2gypsies wrote:

If going to Capitol Reef, definitely take in Hwy 12. Stop in Escalante and go to Spooky and Peek-a-Boo slot canyons.... fun!


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If passing through Hanksville, find the BLM office a few blocks off the main road. A long time ago they took apart and rebuilt the old Wolverton Mill which was originally way up in the Henry Mountains south of there. It's now right by the BLM offices. It's a good place to get local info too. Years ago I found the old mill site which was a scattered pile of lumber and remnants of a wooden flume.

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Capital Reef - one of my favorites... go find out why for yourself and see it's worth it. [emoticon]


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Those were some beautiful pictures Crosscheck & Gregory J both posted. Wife & I love that whole area. Don't miss any of it if you can help it. All the way from the Escalante to Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Dead Horse Pt. Shaffer trail, Moki Dugway. It is all worth visiting if you have the time.


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The highlight of our trip to Capital Reef was spending a night at the Cathedral Valley Campground it is a primitive site well off the main road, We left the camper in the main campground and pitched a tent for the night, it was magical.


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Posted: 09/11/18 04:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for this post. We also plan to do Capital Reef. Unable to hike any more, but the scenery looks amazing Thanks all for the info and pictures.


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Roy&Lynne wrote:

Thanks for this post. We also plan to do Capital Reef. Unable to hike any more, but the scenery looks amazing Thanks all for the info and pictures.

Make sure you buy some of the pies they sell in the Fruita area of the park. They sell them at the Giffords House. Yum.


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