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 is a great little park. The visitor's center is very nice, with a gift shop, informative maps (and rangers), geological information, and a little theater for videos about the park. A short drive further into the park will take you to a wall with petroglyphs. They can be difficult to spot, but if you keep your eyes open and take some time, you'll see quite a lot. There are two spots that have information boards on little observation decks, but between the two decks there are many more carvings. These don't have dark mineral deposits like at Newspaper Rock, so you have to keep your eyes peeled. Some of three individual carvings are quite large.
  • Great place to go and hike take photos. Check out the hieroglyphs. They have nice picnic area by visitor center. They offer park ranger talks.
  • The most stunning national park you've never heard of! You definitely have to go out of your way to get here, but it's worth it!
  • Very nice visitor center. The rangers were helpful and the little gift shop is nice.
  • Can't wait to go back in August!

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