Curtis Bench Trail | Capitol Reef Country

Curtis Bench

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LOCATION This trail begins at the “T” in the road just .5 miles south of the main entrance of Goblin Valley. TRAIL TYPE This trail is hiking only. DISTANCE This trail is about 2.1 miles, (3.4 km). The elevation at the trailhead is 4949 ft. with an elevation gain of 96 ft. DIFFICULTY  Easy This trail is easy and great for everyone, including small children. DESCRIPTION The surface of this trail is compact sand and desert grasses. This trail is maintained by the park so be respectful of thier work.
EQUIPMENT No extra equipment is required for this hike. ENVIRONMENT This trail is great year round while the park is open. SAFETY This trail is safe, especially where it is in the park boundaries. Be respectful of others on the trail as it can be busy at times. TRAIL TIP This is great for a a short stroll or a fun family acitivity. Bring plenty of water, as this is a very dry area.
TRAIL COORDINATES / POINTS OF INTEREST
Name (Click name below to view map) GPS Latitiude Longitude
Curtis Bench 38.571807 -110.709379
Take in the Views

Take in the Views

The trail is unique with a beautiful array of desert vegetation and white and red sandstone. The trail at one point opens up to a beautiful view of the majestic Henry Mountains.
 

Get a Closer Look

To access this trail you will park your car at the “T” and walk up a short hill and then follow the sign (left / south) for the Curtis Bench trail. On this trail you will get a close look of the unique landscape that makes Goblin Valley so incredible.
Get a Closer Look
 
Do it at Your Own Pace

Do it at Your Own Pace

Take sometime to explore the area. Goblin Valley is full of an incredible landscape with little goblin like rocks that have been formed over millions of years.
LARGE MAP Curtis Bench

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