Capitol Reef might well be our favorite national park, and this might be our new favorite trail. Paul was still dealing with an injury, so he did a windshield tour while Pam, Jill and I did an out-and-back hike
The trail notes on the map say "lots of interesting side canyons to explore". We didn't explore them on this trip, but wow we plan to go back. Spending a couple of nights would be the way to check out all the side canyons.
The Capitol Reef Field Station (affiliated with Utah Valley University) is located in this canyon, what a beautiful setting.
More pictures and GPS log at EveryTrail.com