Cool off with a hike down this normally shallow creek. There’s no trail, and you’ll need footwear that can get wet. The trip is best done with a car shuttle. From Chimney Rock Trailhead, cross the highway and follow a wash down to the creek, then turn left down the creek to the visitor center, five miles one way, taking three–five hours. Three small waterfalls can easily be bypassed. Don't be disappointed if you don't spot any sulphur—the name may have come from exposures of yellow limonite. For a longer hike of about eight miles, you can start farther upstream where UT 24 crosses the creek five miles west of the visitor center between mileposts 72 and 73.

 
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Expert Review of Sulphur Creek Route

Active and Adventure Review of Sulphur Creek Route

Away Travel Expert: Bill Weir
ActiveExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Day Hiking
Active and AdventureExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • For a longer hike of about eight miles, you can start farther upstream where UT 24 crosses the creek five miles west of the visitor center between mileposts 72 and 73.
  • Don't be disappointed if you don't spot any sulphur, as the name may have come from exposures of yellow limonite.
  • Warm weather is best because you'll be wading in the shallow creek.

Address:
Chimney Rock Trailhead, 3 miles west of the visitor center
Capitol Reef National Park, HC 70 Box 15
Torrey, Utah 84775
Parking: always open, weather permitting


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: 435-425-3791 x111
Fax: 435-425-3026
Transportation: car
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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