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Cathedral Gorge State Park

Cathedral Gorge is a cool state park in Nevada. It reminds me of a miniature version of Bryce Canyon National Park that you can climb around in like Goblin Valley. It’s only about 85 minutes west of Cedar City, so not too far out of Utah.

Moon Caves

Moon Caves

The Moon Caves are the first super cool section that you come to. It has a ton of cool little spires and hoodoos to climb over and around. My kids had a blast playing hide and seek!

Canyon Caves and Cathedral Caves

Just beyond the Moon Caves are the Canyon Caves and Cathedral Caves. These sections are awesome narrow slot canyons and caves.

Slot Canyons

The slot canyons are different lengths, but many take about five minutes to fully explore. There are so many that it would take a few hours to explore them all.


Most of these aren’t complete caves, but there are a few smaller caves and larger slot/cave combos.

The textures of the walls at Cathedral Gorge look like dried mud. They are stronger, but still potentially fragile.

There are a few hikes in Cathedral Gorge, but we didn’t have time to stay longer. This was still totally worth the drive for us.

Cathedral Gorge Map

Here is the map of Cathedral Gorge.

Stats: Distance – 0-5 miles round trip
Approximate hiking time – 1-3 hours
Elevation gain – 0-216 feet
Difficulty – Easy
Trail – dirt and rocks
Bathrooms – At Trailhead
Seasons to hike – Year Round
Permits needed – $5/car for or Nevada State Parks Pass
Pets allowed – Yes

Other Nevada hikes are White Owl Canyon, Pine Creek Canyon Trail, and Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe.


We have so much beauty in Utah to explore! I love hiking and photography and can help you find your next favorite hike! All photos were taken by me!

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