Capitol Reef National Park , Capitol Reef National Park

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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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  • August 13, 2017
    This national park seems to be missed by many travelers because they're more focused on Arches. This is a pretty park with narrow winding roads. The colors on the buttes are stunning and elegant. Ther...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    We spent the day at the Capitol Reef National Park. It is simply impressive. The colors, the landscape, the canyons. Everything is beautiful and natural. It is perfect for hiking. The information booth staff gives great advice and guide us toward the right places based on the time that we have. If we go back in this sector, we will return in order to get more out of this place. By the way, we went in the month of March 2017 and the Park was open. Perfect for the market.
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  • August 13, 2017
    The long history of residents (on the one hand by murals of early inhabitants) with interesting and spectacular rock forms unite on the other hand through the settlement of Fruita in the Capitol Reef National Park. A stop at the passing worth it definitely!
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  • May 24, 2017
    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!
  • July 4, 2017
    Go when you can eat from the orchards. Pretty cool
  • May 11, 2017
    Great place to see the history of the area. Spots to each lunch and do lots of hiking.
  • June 3, 2017
    Just drive through. Not very impressed.
  • April 5, 2017
    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'll also find a few motels between the town and the park entrance.
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