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Chimney Rock Trail forms a loop around a large sandstone spire. Excellent views of the surrounding formations are visible from this track. This is a self-guiding nature trail.

This trail forms a three and a half mile loop around Chimney Rock. It ascends 550 feet to a ridge from the parking area. Once upon this ridge views of Capitol Reef and the Waterpocket Fold with Chimney Rock complete a panorama. Pieces of petrified wood are visible along the route, but visitors should remember that it is a federal crime to remove them. This trail is rated as strenuous by the Park Service.

Directions: From Capitol Reef Visitor Center, Drive west along Highway 24 3 miles to the Chimney Rock Parking Area.

Elevation: 6,100 feet

Ending Elevation: 6,650 feet

Usage: Heavy

Difficulty: Strenuous

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Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

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