The Upper Muley Twist Trail!


Based on a tip from a good friend, we tackled this trail last week at Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park.  A hidden gem, this trek is located in the southern end of the park. Not many people frequent this trail that winds it way through washes and up and onto Capitol Reef’s Waterpocket Fold. We saw numerous arches, unusual sandstone formations and signs of springtime flora. This 9 mile loop trail included third class climbing to the rim view of Capitol Reef’s Waterpocket Fold.

 

My friend and photography protege Alison at the trailhead.

 

Penstemon

 

Saddle Arch

 

 

 

 

Lupine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cliffrose

 

 

 

 

Waterpocket Fold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12 comments

  1. Some really cool rock formations here and I loved the wildflowers, bright and beautiful!

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  2. This landscape is your muse, isn’t it? You and Utah bring out the best in each other. Your images of her geology are photographic poetry.

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  3. Reblogged this on Vietnam Travel & Trade Portal .

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  4. Helo (from Paris – France)

    What a wonderful hike. Views – and colors – breathtaking.

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  5. Love the beauty captured in the pictures

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  6. Looks like a gorgeous day and gorgeous hike virtually all to yourselves! Beautiful!

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