Fremont River Trail, Capitol Reef National Park

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The Fremont River in Utah flows from the Johnson Valley Reservoir, which is located on the Wasatch Plateau near Fish Lake, southeast through Capitol Reef National Park to the Muddy Creek near Hanksville where the two rivers combine to form the Dirty Devil River, a tributary of the Colorado River. The river is long.
The Johnson Valley Reservoir is fed by Sevenmile Creek and Lake Creek . The Fremont River passes through Fremont, Loa, Lyman, Bicknell, Teasdale, and Torrey and provides year round irrigation for the agricultural lands of Rabbit Valley and Caineville. Then it heads through Hanksville and afterwards to its mouth.
The Fremont River has a drainage area of 751sqmi fed by spring snowmelt off Thousand Lake Mountain, Boulder Mountain, and the northern Henry Mountains. The river is named after John Charles Fremont. It gives its name to the Fremont culture, a Precolumbian archaeological culture.
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  • The beginning of the trail is flat and goes along the river. On the way back we stopped to wade. If you continue the hike to the top, you will see some great views and wildlife. Plenty of lizards are ...  more »
  • The flat initial section is devoid of the charm of the rest of the park, and you don't even see the Fremont River as you progress. You can, however, grab an apricot right off the tree as you walk thro...  more »
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  • Exemplary desert views and vista's.
  • Very beautiful landscapes
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