This trail leads from the end of Capitol Gorge Road, northwestward to the base of the Golden Throne. The formation consists of a large portion of Navajo sandstone rising high above the slickrock around it. The trail is two miles one way and gains approximately 1,100 feet. Views of Capitol Gorge and Reef abound along this route.
From the trailhead the Golden Throne Trail forks left climbing the northern wall of Capitol Gorge. It then climbs to the western side of Capitol Reef following the Capitol Gorge drainage. The track rises above the valley floor, providing panoramic views of the reef and the South Draw watershed. Two miles from the trailhead the tread reaches the base of Golden Throne.
Directions: From Capitol Reef Visitor Center, Drive southward on Scenic Drive to road's end. Bear left and follow Capitol Gorge Road less than 2 miles to the trailhead.
Elevation: 5,840 feet
Ending Elevation: 6,500 feet
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