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Cohab Canyon Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.6 mile 2.5 kilometer point to point
81% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 338' 103 m
Descent: -430' -131 m
High: 5,788' 1,764 m
Low: 5,360' 1,634 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)

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A stunning red rock canyon leads visitors to fantastic viewpoints overlooking Capitol Reef NP.

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Beginning at the Scenic Drive, the trail climbs steep switchbacks to a river-sculpted terrace below the Wingate Cliff. After a short ascent, the path enters the canyon and drops quickly to the sandy floor. Side canyons and abundant vegetation add to the beauty of the red rock walls. As Cohab Canyon widens, the route traverses slickrock down to a junction with the trail that leads to the viewpoints high above on the north side. A junction with the Frying Pan Trail follows shortly as the path stays high above the deepening canyon and eventually descends to Highway 24, just east of the Hickman Bridge trailhead.

This content was contributed by author Rick Stinchfield. For a comprehensive running guide to Capitol Reef National Park and to see more by Rick, click here.

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#246

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The Castle in front of the Waterpocket Fold
Jan 6, 2019 near Loa, UT
Overlooking Fruita from the Cohab Canyon Trail.
Sep 2, 2016 near Loa, UT
Capitol Reef from Cohab Canyon Trail switchbacks
Jan 13, 2019 near Loa, UT
Gifford Barn.
Mar 9, 2016 near Loa, UT
Cohab Canyon Trail
Jan 6, 2019 near Loa, UT
Fruita and the Waterpocket Fold across from Highway 24
Jan 6, 2019 near Loa, UT

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