North Caineville Mesa Trail | Capitol Reef Country

North Caineville Mesa

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LOCATION Park your vehicle on the south side of the road and walk across the Highway 24 past the old cement truck. The trail begins straight north at the base of the closest grey foothill. TRAIL TYPE This is a short hike that is steep in all directions. DISTANCE This trail is just over a mile long, (1.8 km). The trailhead elevation is 4542 ft. and rises +1200 ft. DIFFICULTY  Hard This trail is difficult and should not be undertaken if you are not physically fit. DESCRIPTION This trail is mostly rocky with some sandy parts.
EQUIPMENT No extra equipment is required to complete this trail. ENVIRONMENT Pay attention to the weather reports, and if the weather is good, this hike is great year round. SAFETY Because of the steep incline it will be safer to do this hike were it nice weather as parts of the trail can be slippery in the rain or snow. TRAIL TIP The most beautiful time of day to hike this is early morning.
Name (Click name below to view map) GPS Latitiude Longitude
North Caineville Mesa 38.346469 -110.981097
Take in the Views

Take in the Views

The hike though short, is very difficult, but worth the reward of the views at the top. It is the highest point that can be reached in Caineville, so there is nothing to block the sight or the surrounding area and mountains. Make sure to notice the unique sights along the way.

Get a Closer Look

The trail goes up the face of the mesa and circles around a point to the east and then ascends the last level from the back of the point. There are some tight spaces to crawl through just before you reach the top so be aware of those. It is a beautiful interesting hike every step of the way.
Get a Closer Look
Do it at Your Own Pace

Do it at Your Own Pace

There is another way onto this mesa on the back side of North Caineville Mesa. To reach this part you will drive about 8 to 9 miles on a dirt road but the ascent is less difficult.
LARGE MAP North Caineville Mesa

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