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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  • First time here and we loved the whole area. This is a great park. Hardly anyone here (it was the off-season). There are several great drives (some dirt), lots of wonderful and varied hikes, and eye c...  more »
  • We stopped at Capital Reef and enjoyed our picnic lunch down in a meadow by the orchards. There was amazing scenery all the way around along with massive mule deer. The Visitor Center offered lots of ...  more »
  • I love all National parks and this one did not disappoint. Took the scenic drive, visited the petroglyphs walk and camped at Fruita. Great couple of days!  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.
  • Great park for hiking!!!! Not crowded during the winter!!!
  • Just drive through. Not very impressed.

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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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