Sunglow Trail | Capitol Reef Country

Sunglow Trail

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At the back of the campground (north end) you will find a picnic / camp-site that also has a trail head for this short but beautiful hike into a box canyon.


This trail is for hiking only.


The distance of this trail is 0.65 miles, (1.2 km). The trial head elevation is 7283 and the elevation gain is 342 ft.


Easy-Moderate. This trail is not recommend for less active or older people who are not capable of some minor boulder scrambling.


Mostly a dirt path that is rocky at points. Small boulders block different parts of the trail.


This trail does not require any extra equipment.


May be dangerous during rain storms or high snow-melt times of year due to flooding.


Be sure to check the weather before you start the trail to ensure the trail will be safe.


This trail is a great hike to do as a family. The children will have fun being adventurous and climbing all over the rocks and boulders.

Name (Click name below to view map) GPS Latitiude Longitude
Sunglow 38.34307 -111.517925
Take in the Views

Take in the Views

Much of this hike follows the course of a spring fed stream follows. You will find yourself hopping the small stream, scrambling over boulders and climbing small rock areas to ascend to another level and continue. This is a great fun hike with a variety of sights to take in.

Get a Closer Look

Sunglow trail has several little waterfalls (4 feet high) that are full of life and color. A sight you won’t want to miss is a tree that grows out of a giant boulder at the back of the box canyon. The tree has literally split the boulder in two with it’s roots and is a natural wonder to behold.
Get a Closer Look
Do it at Your Own Pace

Do it at Your Own Pace

This may be a place children will enjoy as they can climb over boulders but parents or guardians should be close and make sure to assist on slightly difficult areas. This area is a fun place for all ages to explore.
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