Capitol Reef National Park Warnings and Dangers

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    Dirt roads can wreak havoc

    by PinkFloydActuary Written Sep 28, 2005

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    There are several dirt roads you must take to get to trailheads or scenic views. First of all, don't go in the mud if your car isn't built for it. Second, drive slowly! Those potholes are murder, and you don't want to break an axle in the middle of nowhere. Also, there are a few blind spots, so watch for people whipping around corners.

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    Capital Reef Nat'l Park trail descriptions

    by TelemonBob Updated May 23, 2010

    The handout given at the Visiter Centre is full of errors. For example, Fremont River trail is in the Easy (?) category with a 770' elevation change in 1 1/4miles, when in actuality, it is only less than 500vf. They have Cassidy Arch listed as 1,150vf when it is only 675'. Those were the only trails that I measured with my altimeter, but a local told me that other descriptions were also incorrect. I talked to the Park Manager, who told me that I was the first one to complain and that he would fix the problem. However, the park staff had already had the right information at their desk, but had not offered it to me when I first inquired about hiking.

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    Critters

    by goodfish Written Nov 9, 2011

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    Mule deer and free-range livestock are common on or near the roads - especially in the park and along sections of Hwy 12. Day or night, keep your speed down and eyes open!

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    Deer-Animals on Road

    by BruceDunning Written Dec 1, 2009

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    There are open fence area all around here. So be aware of the deer and cattle that may stroll across the highway.

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    Getting Lost

    by Toughluck Written Apr 25, 2007

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    For your own and other’s safety, stay on established trails; do not shortcut switchbacks or throw rocks. Hiking routes shown on this map are for location reference only.

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