Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Two More Capitol Reef Trails


The day following our hike in Little Wild Horse Canyon, Suzanne wanted to hike a couple of the shorter trails in Capitol Reef NP. Jim and Mark had other things to do, so it was another ladies only hike on the Cohab Canyon and Fremont River trails.

View from Cohab Canyon trail switchbacks. There is no warm up on this one.


Debbie spotted some possible petroglyphs in a hidden canyon.


The Fremont River trail begins just past the campground as a level walk along the river, next to a grazing herd of deer.



Then it climbs very steeply, over 480’ in less than a half mile. The river was moving much faster than we were.



Great views once we got up there, but we didn’t make the last .2 miles. That is one very steep trail.



Yesterday after saying our goodbyes to Suzanne, who was heading for Moab, the rest of us moved on to Kodachrome Basin State Park, a scenic although steep and winding drive along Utah Hwy 12 through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. There is no cell or internet here so this is being posted from a coffee shop in Tropic about 12 miles away. When we leave tomorrow we are heading towards Zion, hopefully to somewhere with a Verizon signal. I have one more Cap Reef post, probably my favorite hike we did there, but that comes when we get connected again.


  1. We spent 2 months volunteering at Kodachrome Basin State Park. Hope you enjoyed it. It is neat and quiet.

  2. The brilliant yellow trees look so nice against the red rocks. Always a treat to see large wildlife.

    If you are heading to Virgin River Resort, there won't be any Verizon service. I use to have to drive down the road several miles to talk to the kids. John looked at the Verizon map and there is a mile stretch where the towers don't cover and that park sits right in the middle!!!