ElevationAscent: 515' 157 m
Descent: -1,063' -324 m
High: 6,059' 1,847 m
Low: 5,497' 1,676 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)
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“A beautiful canyon housing the famous Goosenecks - a series of picturesque narrows you can't miss!”— Hunter R
nps.gov/care/planyourvisit/… and up to date water flow conditions from the Park Rangers at the Visitors Center.
Sulphur Creek is a perennial stream, but its volume depends significantly on irrigation operations near Torrey. The flow is often low enough that boots can be worn for much of the run unless recent flooding has developed pools in the narrows. The temptation is high in the summer to run in sandals or water shoes, but the three significant obstacles along the route are more safely negotiated with sturdier footwear.
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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