Hiking Capitol Reef National Park - Chimney Rock Canyon and Loop
10-22-2017 Capitol Reef National Park, Utah. This video describes the Chimney Rock Canyon, from the Chimney Rock trail head to the junction with the Lower Spring Canyon route, and also the Chimney Rock loop. The canyon is stunningly beautiful with steep walls towering hundreds of feet high and a gentle grade through a gravelly wash. The loop climbs over 1000 feet and has good viewpoints on top. The 8 mile hike took us about 4 hours to complete. You could do the canyon or loop separately if you wanted to.
Chimney Rock Trail Capitol Reef in Utah
Wandelen op de Chimney Rock Trail in het prachtige Capitol Reef Nationaal Park in Amerika. Lees meer over Capitol Reef op Naturescanner: - Film Wim van Schaik
Chimney Rock Trail, Capitol Reef National Park
Chimney Rock to Spring Canyon Trail GoPro Hike - Capitol Reef National Park
GoPro Video of the hike from the top of Chimney Rock Trail to Spring Canyon in Capitol Reef National Park.
Capitol Reef National Park | Geology, scenic drive, hiking
A strange, beautiful landscape of multi-hued rock layers, Capitol Reef National Park lies in the heart of Utah canyon country.
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ABOUT CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK IN UTAH
Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden treasure between Zion/Bryce National Parks and Arches National Park. Capitol Reef is a 100-mile pinch in the earth’s crust in the geographical middle of nowhere, but it’s overloaded with geological, cultural and sensory consequence … tiny cross-section of the spinning rock we’re clinging to. Named for what it looks like (white rock domes like the U.S. Capitol, rocky ridges like marine reefs) — but isn’t — because it wasn’t like anything anyone had ever seen.
There’s the Waterpocket Fold ... a jagged scar where the devil dragged his pitchfork on the way to Las Vegas (a.k.a a monocline — the seam left over when shifting plates lifted one side of a fault 7,000 feet). Spend your brief time absorbing what took 70 million years and two major geologic events to create.
There are red and white rock bands … more virtuosic than Jack White himself. The Waterpocket fold horizontalizes layers of white Navajo Sandstone, red Wingate, shale and pinkish Entrada Sandstone like an entropic chunk of tipped cake. Depending on where you stand, the stripes are half an inch or half a mile wide. (You may find the iron in the red rocks magnetizes your camera lens.)
There are ruined civilizations … both ancient and recent. Fremont Indian rock shelters a mile and a thousand years from Mormon settlers’ cabins. Pictographs and grinding stones in the cliffs, apple orchards and a one-room schoolhouse in Fruita down below. See how earlier Utah people lived and see if they didn’t do a few things better than us.
Narrow rivers cutting gaping Goosenecks. Chimney Rock. Hickman Bridge. Broken towers’ jagged shadows. Look deep into the earth’s time and space from this one little foothold on, say, a Tuesday. Drive, camp and hike. Consider the bighorn sheep. Zoom in. Zoom out.
That’s just a small part of the adventure and beauty you’ll find here in this beautiful National Park Service unit!
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Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
Capitol Reef, Utah, USA june 2012
Hiking at Chimney Rock (Capitol Reef NP)
The Chimney Rock trail of Capitol Reef NP is a 3.5 mile balloon loop behind the rock itself. Switchbacks travel 600 feet up to a mesa overlook of Mummy Cliff and Chimney Rock. The trail offers great views of the Waterpocket Fold beyond Capitol Dome, Thousand Lakes Mt, and snow-capped Boulder Mt. While this trail and rock are within the boundaries of Capitol Reef, it’s located several miles west of the park’s main road and thus doesn’t receive the volume of visitors of other park landmarks.
Music: “Promises” by Letter Box and “Well Worth The Wait” by Silent Partner (both from the YouTube Audio Library)
HICKMAN BRIDGE TRAIL CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK
This is the first full video I used my new GoPro Hero 7 Black. The extra smoothness made editing this video much more of a breeze. The park labels this hike as moderate but I felt it was more on the easy side. This short and very scenic 2 mile hike takes you to a perfectly sculpted natural rock bridge. Let me take you along with me on this amazing trail!
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Golden Throne Trail - Capitol Reef NP - 20170520
Hiking the Golden Throne Trail in Capitol Reef National Park.
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Capitol Gorge Petroglyphs, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah- GoPro Video
Ancient petroglyphs found along the Capitol Gorge Trail in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.
Upper Muley Twist Canyon | Capitol Reef National Park | Utah
Upper Muley Twist Canyon is a day hike located in Capitol Reef National Park, in southern Utah. If hiked during Fall, you can enjoy some incredible fall colors around November.
The hike is 9 miles round trip, and the first half takes you through the sandy floor of the canyon.
Numerous arches, including Saddle Arch, are seen along the hike. Saddle Arch is the only named arch, but there are plenty more equally beautiful arches visible by the keen eye.
The first half of the hike is very easy going and almost completely flat, allowing you to appreciate the scenery.
Eventually you reach the slot canyon at the end of Upper Muley, which is worth exploring but eventually comes to a dead end – a 20 foot waterfall. It may not be Antelope Canyon, but it still has some decent slots.
Finally, you hike up to the rim and are treated with expansive views of Capitol Reef. Even though hiking up to the rim is challenging, the views are well worth it. You then hike along the rim back towards your car, appreciating the enormous canyon from your birds eye view.
Capitol Reef National Park -- Torrey to Fruita
This is a short trip through the Capitol Reef National Park east of Torrey Utah and heading towards Hanksville Utah. I began the trip about 30 minutes later than ideal but I still got some nice light in places. The video was shot using a GoPro Hero 3 Black camera mounted to the top of the windshield but on the outside of the car to avoid glare and reflections from the windshield. But, having the camera mounted to the outside meant the microphone on the camera was licking up mostly wind noise so I reduced the sound from it by 36db.
At about the twelve minute mark I entered the town of Fruita and in addition to the historic one room schoolhouse there is an amazing collection of petroglyphs that are quite spectacular.
In addition, there are a number of formations I pass along the journey including Twin Rocks, Chimney Rock and another I believe is called Castle Rock.
Cathedral Valley Road Trip in Capital Reef
Our road trip this time takes you into the Cathedral Valley area of Capitol Reef National Park in Utah. See the full story at backroadswest.com/blog/cathedral-valley
Top 15. Tourist Attractions & Things to Do in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Top 15. Tourist Attractions & Things to Do in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah: The Hickman Bridge Trail, Burr Trail, Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center, Fremont Petroglyphs, Goosenecks Overlook, Gifford Homestead, Capitol Gorge Trail, Fruita, Cassidy Arch, Grand Wash Trail, Cathedral Valley, Cohab Canyon Trail, Chimney Rock Trail, Grand Wash Road, Larb Hollow Overlook
Chimney Rock trail at Capitol Reef National Park # 2 - Oct 2013
Sulfur Creek - Capitol Reef National Park
This video highlights the Sulfur Creek trail just outside of Capitol Reef National Park in Utah.
Hike to Chimney Rock- Capitol Reef National Park- 4/24/14
GoPro video of the hike up Chimney Rock Trail at Capitol Reef National Park in Utah. Taken 4/24/14.
Grand Circle Tour I - Ep 11 - Capitol Reef National Park #1 (Utah Highway 24)
2014 tour of the Grand Circle of American Southwest. Episode 11 covers Utah State Route 24 (also known as Capitol Reef Country Scenic Byway) inside Capitol Reef National Park.
00:32 The journey begins.
00:57 Begin driving east on UT-24.
03:23 Welcome to Capitol Reef National Park.
04:51 Chimney Rock.
05:22 Panorama Point.
07:00 Unnamed vista point, but still very beautiful.
08:34 Beginning at here, do not blink.
08:59 Historic Fruita School.
09:36 Capitol Dome in the background.
09:44 Hickman Natural Bridge.
12:32 Behunin Cabin
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Goosenecks Overlook - Capitol Reef National Park - HD 2016 - Grand Circle Trip
Driving down the dirt road from Panorama Point along Utah's Scenic ByWay Highway 24 takes you to Goosenecks Overlook in Capitol Reef National Park.
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Capitol Reef and North Rim of the Grand Canyon in Utah & Arizona!
Capitol Reef National Park is in Utah's south-central desert. It surrounds a long wrinkle in the earth known as the Waterpocket Fold, with layers of golden sandstone, canyons and striking rock formations. Among the park's sights are the Chimney Rock pillar, the Hickman Bridge arch, and Capitol Reef, known for its white sandstone domes. In the north are the towering monoliths of Cathedral Valley.
North Rim is a populated place in Coconino County, Arizona, United States. It is located adjacent to the Grand Canyon within Grand Canyon National Park. The area includes a Visitor Center, the Grand Canyon Lodge, and a number of hiking trails, including the Bright Angel Point Trail and Transept Trail.