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Goosenecks and Sunset Point

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Goosenecks Overlook and Sunset Point are impressive viewpoints along a very short hike in Capitol Reef National Park. This is an easy trail that begins at the end of a short improved unpaved road. Any car should be able to do this in good weather. Just a very small trail up from the parking lot is the Goosenecks Overlook that looks down on the winding Sulphur Creek 800 feet below.

The other views from the overlook. I was there both at an overcast sunset and a sunrise, so the lighting is quite different in the photos.

The Sunset Overlook trail is only about 1/3 mile from the parking lot and it mostly flat. It does allow for more beautiful views.

Stats: Distance – 0.1 or 0.6 mile there and back
Approximate hiking time – 20-60 minutes
Elevation gain – 15 feet
Difficulty – Easy
Trail – well maintained trail of dirt and rocks,
Bathrooms – At Visitors Center or Chimney Rock Trailhead
Seasons to hike – Year-Round
Permits needed – $20 per vehicle for a 7-day pass or National Parks Pass
Pets allowed – No


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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