Sunday, March 27, 2016
Cathedral Gorge State Park
Cathedral Gorge State Park is small, only 2 1/2 miles long and less than a mile wide but it’s very scenic with tall spire formations and little slot canyons. The spires are a combination of silt, clay, and volcanic ash sediments from an ancient lake. Erosion from rain water and melting snow has carved through the soft material.
The park has six short trails. None of them are accessible due to soft ground. Wheelchair users can get close to the spires with a bit of help.
The visitor center was closed when we visited. We did not check out the campground.
The parking areas are large enough for RVs.
There’s a $7.00 entrance fee per vehicle. If you’re just passing through and don’t want to pay the fee stop at the overlook 3 miles north of the park for a nice view into the canyon. Room enough for RVs to park and turn around.
Park 37.80372, -114.40744