Cohab Canyon Capitol Reef in 360 Degrees


Cohab Canyon - Capitol Reef Utah
Cohab Canyon - Capitol Reef Utah

Cohab Canyon Capitol Reef in 360 Degrees

INFORMATION ABOUT HIKE. 

  • Trail is located in Fruita Utah and Starts just across the street from the barn and campground.  
  • Trail is a 3 mile trail.  The switchbacks to climb the first section is the steepest elevation gain.
  • You climb from this cute green town up this mountain with cliffs at the top.  At the top there is an opening in the cliffs and this canyon appears and when you turn that corner and see this, your mouth can't help but drop open for it is amazing and unexpected.
  • It is about 3.6-4 hours South of SLC
  • Trail is Moderate trail, probably level 2.  
  • Appropriate for kids ages 6 and up
  • Capitol Reef was actually named for there is a formation here that looks like the Capital Building.  Notice the silly spelling change.

Link to Capitol Reef Website

360 Video Hiking up to the Entrance Above




If you do not like 360 videos and would rather watch a 2D version, here is a link for you.

Below is a fun TINY PLANET Version of the video that gives a whole new perspective on this section of the trail.




360 Sphere at the Top of the Switchback before descending into Cohab Canyon - It Takes your breath Away-



This trail starts in this cute small town of Fruita that has orchards you can go in and pick the fruit off the trees and pay for what you pick. It has an adorable cute home with pies and other baked goodies, and a cute campground at the base of some amazing cliffs.  As you park in the parking lot, the trail is so hidden, I had to ask around to even find it.  From the house that sales bakery items,  the parking lot for the trail is across the street, you have to stay on the parking lot side of the road and walk away from the barn and the house.  Then all of a sudden, this appears on your left hand side.


 It is weird for the trail is quite invisible, but is one of the most cared for trails I have seen.  The switchbacks are almost works of art with the rocks making paths and steps to keep you on the correct trail and safe.
Such well cared for switchback trail up the mountain to the entrance to the Cohab Canyon.
Such well cared for switchback trail up the mountain to the entrance to the Cohab Canyon. 
More beautifully crafted stairs on the switchback Cohab Canyon trail
More beautifully crafted stairs on the switchback Cohab Canyon trail
Looking down from the switchbacks on the Cohab Canyon trail to the parking lot, barn, campground and the bakery is in the clump of trees behind the barn.
Looking down from the switchbacks on the Cohab Canyon trail to the parking lot, barn, campground and the bakery is in the clump of trees behind the barn.

360 View from Switchbacks on Cohab Trail

If you want to see more 360 spheres here, head over to Google Earth, and type in Cohab canyon, then the little dude in the bottom corner for more 360 views in the canyon.
View of Cliffs and parking lot from the Switchbacks on the Cohab Canyon Trail
View of Cliffs and parking lot from the Switchbacks on the Cohab Canyon Trail

INSPIRATIONAL  MESSAGE from COHAB CANYON

This is an amazing place that would be terrifying in the dark.  There are so many shapes that can look like eyes, and claws, and monsters here at Cohab that this place would definitely scare you a little in the dark.  On the positive side, it would be an insanely fun place to play hide and seek for ADULTS. This canyon has sheltered many righteous people with all its crazy number of hiding places, similar to Derinkuyu in Turkey that hid tens of thousands of early Christians when they were being gathered and slaughtered. So when you are felling scared, remember how often the scriptures say, “Fear Not”, then it is always followed by a reminder that if you believe on Him he will help you find solutions to your problems. I KNOW this is true. Capital Reef is so overlooked in Utah, but it is so filled with some super amazing places! Hiking Heals...get out and get some Green Time and get your Nature Fix today!



If you want to see more 360 spheres here, head over to Google Earth, and type in Cohab canyon, then the little dude in the bottom corner for more 360 views in the canyon.
Another amazing hiding spot in Cohab Canyon

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS HIKE AND HIKES IN CAPITOL REEF

I knew I wanted to do a road trip to Capitol Reef this summer, and I found this blog created by a volunteer at Capitol Reef really informative and useful.  Check it out.  She is definitely a wealth of knowledge about this area, and her recommendations were fabulous!


All over this canyon are tiny nooks and narrow slots that inside have ledges up higher.  They used these areas to hide in the early settlement days.
All over this canyon are tiny nooks and narrow slots that inside have ledges up higher.  Pioneers used these areas to hide in the early settlement days.

Another 360 Video in Cohab Canyon



If you prefer 2D Video here is a link for you

and here is a TINY PLANET VERSION of the Above Video that is Delightful to see from a different Perspective.
Tiny Planet Video 2 of Cohab Canyon


CURIOUS WHAT I WON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT?  WELL HERE ARE MY HIKING ESSENTIALS.


Information you utah.com on hike

Indian Paintbrush with Cohab Canyon in the background -Capitol Reef

Some of the many little caverns that create part of the uniqueness and wonder in Cohab Canyon.  The vivid imagination can create many crazy creatures and monsters out of the crazy shapes in this canyon.
Some of the many little caverns that create part of the uniqueness and wonder in Cohab Canyon.  The vivid imagination can create many crazy creatures and monsters out of the crazy shapes in this canyon.


Nice Map of Trail from Road Tip Ryan

HooDoo in Cohab Canyon

Large Hoodoo in Cohab Canyon Capital Reef
Large Hoodoo in Cohab Canyon Capitol Reef

360 Video around the Cohab Canyon Hoodoo




Amazing contrasting Deep reds with Stark whites close to the Hoodoo area in Cohab Canyon
Amazing contrasting Deep reds with Stark whites close to the Hoodoo area in Cohab Canyon

My Wonderful Encounter with a gorgeous Big Horn Sheep in Cohab Canyon

My Big Horn Sheep Friend I sat and Watched for quite a while on my hike.  Beautiful with the incredible background.
My Big Horn Sheep Friend that I sat and Watched for quite a while on my hike.  He watched me, and I watched him and we both were content to stare.  Beautiful with the incredible background.

Another picture of my My Big Horn Sheep Friend that I sat and Watched for quite a while on my hike.  
Video of the Big Horn Sheep in Cohab Canyon





If you would like to see more photos from this area, here is a link to all the photos I was not able to use from this hike.  


If you enjoyed this hike, I think you would also LOVE


GrandStaff Canyon
I love how Grand this Canyon feels because of the height of he canyon walls.  I love the arch at the end.  I also really enjoy crossing back and forth across the river.

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Corona and Bow Tie Arch


Also an Epic Hike.  Has that challenging sections that get your blood pumping from the challenge, but your not really in danger.  The arches are amazing.  The canyons are beautiful, and the trail is well marked. Just follow the green rectangles!



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DING and DANG SLOT CANYON

Not a canyon to head into without a buddy or if you are not a level 4 hiker.  This trail is tough, but you will never forget it if you conquer it.

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Tower Arch 
I love this hike, for it is a less crowded Arches Hike.  It is not hard in difficulty, but REALLY required you to have navigating tech, or to be very good at watching the Cairns, but sure feels awesome making it there!
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