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Lower Muley Twist Canyon

Basics
Location:
Along the eastern side of Capitol Reef National Park
Length:
16.5 mile loop
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
8 to 10 hours
Elevation Change:
850 feet
Season:
Year round, but best March to October

Description

Muley Twist Canyon is a noted backpacking area accessible from the Notum Road. It is a beautiful deep canyon cut into the waterpocket fold of Capitol Reef. This trail climbs slickrock up the waterpocket fold, winds through the superb, deep Lower Muley Twist canyon and then returns through a broad grassy valley.

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Details

Location:
Along the eastern side of Capitol Reef National Park
Length:
16.5 mile loop
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
8 to 10 hours
Elevation Change:
850
Season:
Year round, but best March to October

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