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Cathedral Valley is the loop to take when the thirst for solitude and beauty is your guide and dust, mud, heat or cold is your traveling companion. It’s a remote and isolated corner of Capitol Reef National Park where few venture. Massive rock formations shoot skyward from the desert floor to heights of hundreds of feet. Their names suggest mysterious and exotic places: Temple of the Sun, Temple of the Moon and The Wall of Jericho. Their colors are an ever-changing parade of tan, buff and red sandstone; the windswept clouds and sun being the grand marshal, shading, blending and changing the majestic monoliths.