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Cathedral Valley Tour

Cathedral Valley Tour
Full Day (7-8 hours)

Escape the crowds and join us for a drive through Capitol Reefs back country to a scenic paradise of desert landscapes in our enclosed luxury 4X4 vehicle through cathedrals, temples, buttes and hoodoos. This trip will get you away from most of the park’s visitors. We’ll ford the Fremont River and drive over the Bentonite Hills, stop at the Lower South Desert Overlook and see Jailhouse Rock, Visit Upper South Desert Overlook, Upper Cathedral Valley and it’s giant monoliths and pass the Walls of Jericho. Continuing along to the Geologic oddities of Gypsum Sinkhole, ancient Lava Flows and Glass Mountain then visit the iconic Temples of the Sun and Moon where we can walk around the giant monoliths jutting up from the valley floor and get some memorable photos and experiences. I’ll show you dinosaur bones in the rocks and talk about the extensive geology and history of the Capitol Reef area. This trip has tons of photographic opportunities and is missed by most visitors to Capitol Reef due to its remote location and often-times challenging roads.

  • Freemont River
  • Bentonite Hills
  • Lower Sough Desert Overlook
  • Jailhouse Rock
  • Upper South Desert Overlook
  • Upper Cathedral Valley
  • Walls of Jericho
  • Gypsum Sinkhole
  • Lava Flows
  • Glass Mountain
  • Temples of the Sun and Moon
  • Dinosaur Bones

  • Restrooms are available near the start, midway through and near the end.
  • Hiking options are available on this trip if you like!
  • 8:00 am start time.
  • Bring a lunch or opt to pre-purchase lunch.
  • Sunrise available on request (no additional charge)
  • I will pick you up at your hotel if you’re staying in the Torrey area or meet you at a convenient location in Torrey or Capitol Reef.