Lower Cathedral Valley Overlook Trail

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0.9 Miles 1.5 Kilometers

 

97% 

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149' 45 m

Ascent

-1' -0 m

Descent

5,970' 1,820 m

High

5,821' 1,774 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

21%

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A quick desert traverse to spectacular views of Cathedral Valley and its beautiful rock formations.

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Starting from the Lower Cathedral Valley Overlook Trail Parking Area, follow the trail as it leads across a flat and up a steep climb to a saddle high above Lower Cathedral Valley, where there is a good view of the Temple of the Sun and a partial view of the Temple of the Moon.

Those wishing to experience a better view of the Temple of the Moon can reach a second saddle by running though washes to a runner-made trail that climbs steeply to the Lower Cathedral Valley East Overlook, sporting better views of the Temples, but offering a less sweeping panorama.

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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