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Grand Canyon View without the Crowds!

This is a must while visiting Capitol Reef NP. It's an easy hike to reach Sunset Point; we packed a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chris L
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
via mobile
Easy short trail

Very short and very easy trail. Suitable for people with disabilities or physical problems, but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alexander N
,
Tel Aviv, Israel
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A short trail with geological viewpoints and photo opportunities.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“short drive” (4 reviews)
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Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must while visiting Capitol Reef NP. It's an easy hike to reach Sunset Point; we packed a picnic dinner and had the place to ourselves for about 30 minutes which was very romantic. Slowly more folks trickled in to capture the magic...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very short and very easy trail. Suitable for people with disabilities or physical problems, but - no more. There are a lot of places much more impressive. Yes, there are a beautiful views, but it is no problem find more views, no need give special...More

Thank Alexander N
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We took this short trail to view the sunset and look at the stars one evening. The ranger told us that it would be the best spot in the park for stargazing and he was right! There was a full moon whenever we went so...More

1  Thank Ginas418
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Sun Set Trail is a neat stop to make on Rt 24 just west of Capital Reef National Park. This overlook stop is near the beautiful Gooseneck Viewpoint and can be combined with a visit there. After a short drive to a small car park...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This is another fairly short hike in Capitol Reef National Park. We recently went there in the morning, as it was too crowded at sunset. It was still a nice hike with great views. You get a good view of the Waterpocket Fold area and...More

2  Thank Rita B
Reviewed 1 May 2017

You can drive a mile on a dirt road and start this less than half a mile hike to sunset point. It was an easy hike with a great view!

Thank helpinghands001
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We stopped at Panorama point (near Goosenecks overlook and Sunset Point Trail) on our way out of the park. A short uphill walk from the parking lot onto a plataue and we had breathtaking 360 degree views of the park. Best viewed in the late...More

Thank Theresa C
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

This could easily be overlooked as the trailhead is at the goosenecks overlook location. A sign shows the starting point, and is well worth taking. The views are absolutely amazing. Take the trail all the way to the end that goes well past the first...More

Thank Deanne A
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This trail is only 1/3 mile long, but it offer great views of the water pocket fold, especially in the late afternoon. There is not much uphill hiking and the trail is well marked until the end. It take a little bit of rock scrambling...More

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I like this spot for the good afternoon light, especially in the later part of the afternoon. I think this area has some good possibilities for landscape photography. I would rate the trail as a 3.5 out of 5. Again it's a nice, short walk.

Thank photoguywisconsin
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