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    The Golden Throne Trail

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    5.6 km
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    237 m
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    The Golden Throne Trail

    The Golden Throne Trail is a moderately challenging hike to a stunning viewpoint overlooking the Utah desert. This hike is perfect for people looking to get some incredible views and fantastic photographs of Capitol Reef National Park. For an especially spectacular experience, try The Golden Throne Trail at sunrise or sunset.

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    Route Description for The Golden Throne Trail

    The Golden Throne Trail is a fantastic hike that leads you to an incredible overlook with views of Golden Throne peak above and the Utah desert below. This trail is a steady uphill climb, so come prepared with proper footwear and hiking poles if you need the extra support. As with any hike in the Utah desert, wear a good sunhat, lather on the sunscreen, and bring along more water than you think you’ll need. While you’re hiking up, keep an eye out for Bighorn Sheep, who are often seen climbing on the rocks around this area. If you are lucky enough to catch sight of wildlife, do not feed them, and be sure to give them lots of personal space.

    From the Golden Throne Trailhead, follow the path westward as it climbs steadily up to the viewpoint.

    Take a long break at the overlook and soak in the incredible views of the landscape below before turning around and following the same route back down to the trailhead.

    Getting to the The Golden Throne Trail Trailhead

    This trail begins at the Golden Throne Trailhead at the end of Capital Gorge road.

    Route Information

    • When to do


    • Mountain Huts

      March to November

    • Pets allowed


    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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