Overnight Backpacking & Day Trips

Pleasant Creek Canyon

Found in the heart of Capitol Reef’s Waterpocket Fold is a diverse canyon named after a perennial small stream, Pleasant Creek, which flows through it forming spectacular towering cliffs.  

The upper canyon experiences much more of an elevation drop through US Forest Service land with towering Ponderosa pine trees.  Large basalt boulders give the waters contrast for beautiful photography with a varying tapestry of colors from the changing geological formations.  The creeks meandering nature creates deeper pools as well as alluring sandstone chutes and cascading falls. 

As the canyon descends into Capitol Reef National Park boundaries, cliff walls become more sheer following the Navajo Sandstone formation into the lower regions of Pleasant Creek.  Evidence of the ancient inhabitant Fremont Indians can be found by keeping a keen eye out as we hike slowly into the shade of tall Cottonwood trees and overhangs.


What's Included?

  • Shuttle for this thru-hike is included by CRO’s
  • Guides will call clients the evening prior to all tours to discuss required clothing and other necessities.
  • Your guide will insure your safety by taking precautions.
  • Experienced guide will interpret the geology and other information about Capitol Reef National Park. 
  • Supplies for properly going to the bathroom in remote areas.  

What You Will Need

  • Overnight trips receive a gear checklist/trip planner
  • Personal reusable water bottles filled.
  • Bring personal medications and make us aware of any medical conditions at the time of booking.
  • Appropriate clothing and footwear for your desired level of seasonal exposure.  Sandals are fine on most tours from late May through September.  Spring and fall requires more layers and hiking boots.
  • We do not provide rain gear or jackets.  You will be required to bring a warm jacket October to late May.
  • Sunscreen, hat, repellant and personal items.

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