LOCATION The loop connects to Highway 24 at the Hartnet Road and the Cainville Wash Road. TRAIL TYPE The Cathedral Valley Loop is a SELF-GUIDED auto tour. The loop is opened to travel all year. DISTANCE The loop is 60 miles long. Plan extra time in case of rough roads and for exploring the area. DIFFICULTY Moderate Easy-Moderate. Use wise judgment when driving on the road. Weather conditions can change rapidly causing parts of the road to become impassable and difficult for even the best off-road vehicles. DESCRIPTION A Natural Attraction The unique landscape of the Cathedral Valley has fascinated travelers for years. Named for its visual similarities to the temples in Egypt and Gothic-style Cathedrals, this valley has views from nature that will amaze even the most cultured of world travelers. With monolith formations and desert vistas that are millions of years old, the Cathedral Valley has very little that will ever compare to it. Part of the Loop goes through Capitol Reef National Park on a B.L.M. road. There is no charge to pass through the park on this road.
EQUIPMENT This loop was designed for 4WD vehicles or a high clearance vehicle. ENVIRONMENT The weather varies greatly and will affect the road conditions greatly. Be sure to check the Visitors Center before starting out on your tour. SAFETY If you run into problems, help may not be able to arrive for days so make sure you are prepared with enough food, water and clothing. TRAIL TIP Make sure that you check the weather before coming to Cathedral Valley. When you are actually going to do the trail, be sure to have the most recent weather report. This will provide you with the ability to make better, more safe decisions when you are on the trail.
|Name (Click name below to view map)||GPS||Latitiude||Longitude|
|Cathedral Valley||38d29’20.922″ N 111d21’32.6226″ W||38.489145||-111.359062|