Pioneer Register, Capitol Reef National Park

4.3
#19 of 27 in Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Create an itinerary including Pioneer Register
Pioneer Register is located in Capitol Reef National Park. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Capitol Reef National Park trip simple and quick.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Pioneer Register reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
50 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • The Pioneer Register is a section of carvings on the canyon walls in Capitol Gorge. Pioneers carved their names on the walls of the canyon and sometimes the date they did so as well. It is a really....  more
    The Pioneer Register is a section of carvings on the canyon walls in Capitol Gorge. Pioneers carved their names on the walls of the canyon and sometimes the date they did so as well. It is a really....  more »
  • Very cool to see! Note some of the pioneers who passed through here used their gun and bullets to “ shoot” their names or initials into the rocks. The walk into this site is easy and quite level... 
    Very cool to see! Note some of the pioneers who passed through here used their gun and bullets to “ shoot” their names or initials into the rocks. The walk into this site is easy and quite level...  more »
Google
  • This is the "highlight" of the Capitol Gorge hike. The walls are covered in graffiti left by the first settlers over a century and a half ago (including the Gifford's, for whom the famous homestead building that today sells pie is named), as well as some petroglyphs from even earlier visitors. Walking along the same path these settlers took to make it out west is a pretty awesome experience. Getting here requires a relatively short and rather easy hike along a wash surrounded by large rocks. The hike itself is very unremarkable, but what makes this hike a 5-star attraction in my book is the impressive surroundings and the incredible history. Make sure to check the weather before doing this hike, as it is in a wash with sheer cliff faces on either side. If there is rain in the forecast, best to avoid. Also unless you have a 4WD or high clearance vehicle, take it slow on the fairly well-maintained, though still somewhat rough road leading to the parking lot
  • Awesome area to explore

Plan your trip to Capitol Reef National Park

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.