Pleasant Creek (South Draw Road)

Total Miles
7.8

Elevation

2,110.21 ft

Duration

2 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This is an amazing trail (not too technical) that connects from the south end of Capitol Reef NP to the Tantalus Flats trail and comes out by the Lower Bowns reservoir. Most of the trail can be done in 4H, but once or twice it will help to shift her into 4-Lo. Beautiful views and overall a great beginner trail (but very enjoyable by the most seasoned driver as well. Some sections are driven along the actual river bed. One small river crossing at the beginning of the trail (if driving it south, beginning at Capitol Reef), depth will depend on the season, but at the highest, it will be only 3 feet or so. High clearance is required.

Photos of Pleasant Creek (South Draw Road)

Pleasant Creek (South Draw Road)
Pleasant Creek (South Draw Road)
Pleasant Creek (South Draw Road)

Difficulty

You will come across large ruts, some boulders, water crossings, and gravel.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Tyler Henry
Oct 10, 2023
2021 Toyota Tacoma
Open
Normal
Dusty
Rough/Deteriorated
Shawn Carpentier
Sep 21, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Emmanuel Lopez
Jul 07, 2023
2023 Jeep Gladiator
Open
Normal
Ed Aldeo
Jul 04, 2023
Open
Normal

Access Description

From the Capitol Reef ranger station head south on Scenic View. You'll pass multiple hikes on the way (if you have the time make sure to do some!) and as you're coming to the end of the road you'll see the trailhead on your right, right before the Capitol Gorge trailhead.

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