Capitol Reef National Park , Capitol Reef National Park

Admire the colorful rock arches and the vast canyon at Capitol Reef National Park . 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. Add Capitol Reef National Park to your Capitol Reef National Park travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Capitol Reef National Park trip itinerary site .
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  • We’ve visited here several times on our travels but only once actually done any of the hikes in the area as typically we’re just passing through, this time was the same so we just did the scenic drive...  more »
  • Yet right away is the usual route through Utah, but coming from Bryce Canyon, a drive through the great landscapes of the Grand Staircase Escalante mountains. is good to combine with arches National Park and Bryce as Zion Park. You may of course not expect too much, especially if you are coming from other parks, this park is also quite small, and it quickly went by car. But on the second, closer look, you can see the beauty of the park with lots of small but very interesting details, it has beautiful colors when the Sun is not so high. In the vistor Center you pleased about every visit!
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  • We had a great time hiking several trails during our 2 day stay in the area. Spectacular views at sunset and trails for all levels. We were there in May and were not overwhelmed with tourists. We had ...  more »
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  • This park zooms under the radar for most people, but it is absolutely worth the visit. It is beautiful and unique. Loved all the orchards and the ability to pick your own. Also, pie!
  • A little out of the way but worth the trip. You can pick fruit if you get there at the right time, good program for the kids.
  • This park is absolutely stunning. Capital Reef kick-started my family's appetite and desire to continue touring national parks every year. The entry cost was affordable. We only paid standard entry for one vehicle. The other two had an annual pass, and a forth grade pass. The drive was incredible, the views were stunning. The Junior Ranger program engaged the children and made them excited to learn and properly care for their environment. The park was very clean and well-kept and the staff was extremely kind, knowledgeable, professional, and "a huge consideration for me" was very patient and kind to the children.
  • A lot of really fun things to do. Especially with little kids and in summer. They have open orchards where you can pick and eat fruit.
  • Lovely park - wonderfully less crowded than Zion or Bryce. There's so much more that I would like to explore.
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