Hiking Sulfur Creek, Capital Reef Utah

hiking sulfur creek, capital reef utah
We have been in Southern Utah this past week or so- hanging with the grandma’s and grandpa’s in Torrey then Escalante. The theme of the trip was water. It’s too stinkin’ hot this time of year and to be in the desert without water -to drink or play in. Hiking Sulfur Creek, Capital Reef Utah is a great way to play in the desert in the summertime. So we went from one watering hole to the next and had lots of fun. Here is C with a found fishing pole at the Waterfall- just off the highway in Capital Reef National Park.

hiking sulfur creek, capital reef utah

 

 

The Waterfall, I don’t think there is an official name for this hot spot. The kids jumped from various points, about 50 times each, all day long. They had fun showing off to all the nervous tourists who, on occasion, got up the courage to jump too. Actually being cautious wasn’t a bad idea, the water is only about 6 feet deep. As luck would have it- no injuries. (What kind of mother am I?)

hiking sulfur creek, capital reef utah, butt dams
We went hiking at Sulfur Creek in Capital Reef National Park with the Hulme family. Building butt dams along the way became very popular. It was amazing how much water could be stopped with a row of butts.

hiking sulfur creek, capital reef utah

 

 

One of the waterfalls along the trail. About a 5 mile hike through Capital Reef, ending at the Visitor Center. The perfect summertime hike, especially for kids. More photos here.

For a video on  the in’s and out’s of hiking Sulfur Creek take a look here.

hiking sulfur creek, capital reef utah

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