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Capitol Reef National Park , Capitol Reef National Park

4.6
#1 of 28 in Wildlife in Utah
National Park Wildlife Area
Admire the colorful rock arches and the vast canyon at . The park is part of the Waterpocket Fold, a rare warp in the earth's crust that formed millions of years ago. This warp created the tall, white, sandstone domes that you'll see. Admire the rock art of ancient people in the Capitol Gorge. Explore the park on hiking trails or the gravel roads, keeping an eye out for remnants of early settlers' log cabins. Enjoy fruit from the trees first cultivated by Mormon planters. Begin your day at the visitor center, where you can pay admission and a fee to harvest fruit and purchase a backcountry pass. You can also reserve a campsite here. Before you head to Capitol Reef National Park, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Capitol Reef National Park tourist route planner, to make sure you see all that Capitol Reef National Park has to offer, including Capitol Reef National Park .
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  • We stopped at the visitor center at Capitol Reef to get the map and information, then did the "scenic" drive out past the little town that used to be there called Fruita where the townspeople grew app...  more »
  • This national park is absolutely incredible! It features historical buildings, petroglyphs, incredible views, great trails, awesome 4x4 roads, wildlife, scenic roads, etc. What more could you ask for?...  more »
  • Overall we really enjoyed our stay at Capitol Reef National Park. We really enjoyed the nature center with the kids, lots of neat, hands on activities to do. The Gifford Homestead was a fun visit too ...  more »
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  • This is one of the best national parks that I have visited and I have visited a lot. If you have not gone I highly recommend that you go at least once!
  • Go when you can eat from the orchards. Pretty cool
  • Great place to see the history of the area. Spots to each lunch and do lots of hiking.
  • Just drive through. Not very impressed.
  • We enjoyed this place. Informative and interesting.

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Where to stay in Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park does not offer lodging beyond its campground, so many visitors opt to stay in the town of Torrey just to the west along Route 24. Economy motels, some of which are part of national chains and others of which are locally owned, dominate the list of options, but a few inns and bed and breakfasts are available too. Torrey has a couple of dining establishments, adding to the convenience of staying here. You'llĀ also find a few motels between the town and the park entrance.
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