Recently Utah’s number one newspaper, the Deseret News, published a list of Utah’s Top Getaway Destinations.
Perhaps it is no surprise that Capitol Reef was one of the first places to be mentioned in the article. In fact the first two destinations shown are as follows:
> Waterpocket Fold: This is the formation that comprises much of Capitol Reef National Park
> Golden Throne: A large dome formation within Capitol Reef National Park
Capitol Reef National Park is a 70 mile long formation that stretches north to south, and offers a myriad of outdoor adventure opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, cycling, photography, and more.
The Golden Throne hiking trail is accessible near the end of the Scenic Drive within the park. Follow the Capitol Gorge spur road. The hike is two miles each direction for a total of four miles.
View this map (below) of trails in Capitol Reef National Park. Read the story here.