|Cohab Canyon - Capitol Reef Utah|
Cohab Canyon Capitol Reef in 360 DegreesJoin me on a VR Nature Vacation to Cohab Canyon. This canyon is a shocking area of nature with all the crevasses, slots, and ledges to climb into. This canyon used to be a refuge for early polygamist men trying to hide from the government. It was brilliant, for there is an abundant amount of places to hide in here. It was so fun to walk through here and imagine where they might hide. This place also has a beautiful hoodoo, and this bright orange rock starts mixing with a bright white rock throughout the hike. If you ever to Rim Overlook trail also in Capitol Reef, there is an amazing viewpoint there that looks down on this canyon that I really enjoyed seeing after hiking this trail.
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 WebsiteCapitol 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 Cohab Canyon 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-
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.|
|More beautifully crafted stairs on the switchback Cohab Canyon trail|
|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. 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.
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.|
Nice Map of Trail from Road Tip Ryan
HooDoo in Cohab Canyon
|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|
My Wonderful Encounter with a gorgeous Big Horn Sheep in Cohab Canyon
|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, until he turns his back on me and wiggled his tail at me! :) Beautiful thing to enjoy with such an incredible background.|
|Another picture of my My Big Horn Sheep Friend that I sat and Watched for quite a while on my hike.|
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.
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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!
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.
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!
Such an Unique amazing Place. Never seen anything like it before.
HAPPY HIKING EVERYONE!
Hiking Heals the soul so get out and do some hiking today!
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