Private tour

Capitol Reef National Park: Cathedral Valley Day Trip

Private tour

Capitol Reef National Park: Cathedral Valley Day Trip

From US$ 199 per person

Explore the stunningly beautiful terrain of Southern Utah and see what only 1% of visitors to the region are lucky enough to experience in Cathedral Valley. Admire the valley's towering monolithic geology & otherworldly rainbow-painted landscapes.

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Duration 7 hours
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  • Traverse 70 miles of Southern Utah's breathtaking desert
  • Witness geological phenomenons the Temples of the Sun and Moon
  • Admire desert highlights like Glass Mountain and Gypsum Sinkhole
  • Stop to sightsee, photograph, and explore the beauty of Cathedral Valley
  • Enjoy the panoramic views of Capitol Reef National Park
Full description

Embark on a 70-mile long journey into the heart of Capitol Reef National Park on this off-road day trip in Southern Utah. See wondrous highlights like panoramic views of Cathedral Valley, the famous Gypsum Sinkhole, and the shimmering Glass Castle.

As you drive into Capitol Reef National Park, see the amazing, rainbow-like painted desert formations of Bentonite clay and numerous canyons. Catch a glimpse of desert washes and fossilized shorelines the inland ocean that once covered the region millions of years ago.

Halfway through the tour, you will stop to enjoy panoramic views from three overlook points: Lower South Desert, Upper South Desert, and Cathedral Valley. As you traverse back, admire desert highlights like the Gypsum Sinkhole and visit geological phenomenons like the Temples of the Sun and Moon.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at your specified location
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • Visually impaired people

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hiking shoes

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Intoxication
  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Littering
  • Open-toed shoes
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Making fire
  • Bare feet

Know before you go

  • Due to unpredictable weather and terrain conditions, the tour may require modification, rescheduling, or in the worst case, cancellation
Customer reviews

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Mel , our guide was great Was knowledgeable about the area Didn’t mind answering our questions and was helpful with suggestions on what else to go in the area

August 30, 2022

Une journée privée excellente. Notre guide, miss Jenny, nous a fourni beaucoup d info sur la géologie, la création des montagnes, la flore et la faune. Très disponible. On a decouvert Cathedral Valley et Capitol Reef sous un angle fantastique. Vraiment il faut faire cette excursion.

May 31, 2022


Great trip! Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the area and knew where the best picture spots were. The vehicle was in prime condition and the roads were in good condition too. Plenty of snacks and water.

April 9, 2022

Product ID: 408524