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Cohab Canyon Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (12)

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


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Map Key

1.6

Miles

2.5

KM

81%

Runnable

5,788' 1,764 m

High

5,360' 1,634 m

Low

338' 103 m

Up

430' 131 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

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Description

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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  4.3 from 12 votes

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  4.3 from 12 votes
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#6,445

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Photos

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

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