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Amazing views

We traveled in late November on a beatiful sunny day. I can not imagine traveling in the heat of... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2015
webtravelreview
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Centennial, Colorado
If you have a 4x4 - do it!

The drive to Cathedral valley is bumpy and requires a vehicle with high clearance so if you have... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2015
WorldRover2306
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Vancouver, Canada
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Scenic area accessible by dirt road vehicles or hikers.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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“glass mountain” (11 reviews)
“high clearance” (14 reviews)
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Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Reviewed 27 November 2015

We traveled in late November on a beatiful sunny day. I can not imagine traveling in the heat of the summer out here. It's so remote, we didn't see any other people for hours. Very enjoyable.

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Reviewed 26 July 2015

The drive to Cathedral valley is bumpy and requires a vehicle with high clearance so if you have one, I believe it is worth it. We started on hwy 24 at Caineville and drove the Cathedral road N - NW to hwy 72. The scenery...More

1  Thank WorldRover2306
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Reviewed 21 July 2015

This spot is beautiful. While you can enjoy it from the main highway, it's well worth it to take some of the dirt roads to get closer to the elements. We plan on spending more time here.

Thank Sharon K
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Reviewed 20 July 2015

We saw this valley while on our backcountry tour. The rock formations really look like cathedrals! Bob Palin, our tour guide pointed out various areas from our viewing spot.

Thank 105Pinehurst
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

Cathedral Valley can be reached from Utah 72 by traveling eastward on a road which begins just south of a small reservoir along Utah 72. It is 13 miles from Utah 72 to Cathedral Valley, about half the distance of the route from the main...More

2  Thank MaxConcrete
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Reviewed 15 April 2015

This is THE drive to take if you are a desert lover. The route we took requires a high clearance 4x4 as a river crossing is required along with some other rather rough and sandy stretches. We saw wild turkeys within the first 10 minutes...More

2  Thank OregonStrider
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Reviewed 30 March 2015

About a 60 mile drive in and around Capitol Reef National Park. I'd say for 75% of the drive the views were amazingly impressive, stunning and majestic. We were in a group with 5 vehicles and lots of little kids so we stopped and walked...More

3  Thank Sarah P
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Reviewed 19 November 2014

Entering Cathedral Valley, we did not ford the Freemont River but entered through Hartnet Junction in a high clearance SUV. We stopped at only two overlooks, the Upper South Desert Overlook and the Upper Cathedral Valley Overlook. The views from the Upper Cathedral Valley Overlook...More

2  Thank adventurer1234
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Reviewed 13 October 2014 via mobile

Nearly 60 miles of off-road splendor driven as a loop beginning and ending on paved Hwy 24. We drove it in a slightly modified (suspension lift) Suzuki Grand Vitara and had no problems at all with clearance or traction. I think this could easily be...More

1  Thank Sherry B
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Reviewed 4 September 2014

Trios on the run for 8 days in Utah, checked into hotel at Torrey, after drive on one of the most scenic high mountain roads, from Bryce Canyon via Boulder, rushed to Cathedral Valley without much advance information, took the only rough & tough gravel...More

1  Thank RBManjeshwar
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flyfisher4102016
22 May 2016|
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Response from killer_bob | Reviewed this property |
As with most landscape areas sunrise and sunset offer the best photo opportunities. Since traveling the loop takes 6-9 hours depending on how long you stop for, it is obviously not possible to be everywhere in perfect... More
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Teresa R
3 March 2016|
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Response from killer_bob | Reviewed this property |
Five hours would be a fairly quick loop, I drive tours around the loop and typically take 8 hours (Torrey to Torrey) including a short lunch break. Just the dirt section takes about 6 hours of that I estimate.
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Marie-Hélène F
3 February 2016|
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Response from killer_bob | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure who you are asking with this question but in general rental car insurance does not cover driving on dirt roads.
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