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Address: Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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100-mile scenic area of geological ridges and waves.

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Wonderful drive

We took our time and the dirt road had just been graded, so made the drive even more enjoyable. I cannot even express how awe inspiring the views of the Waterpocket Fold are. How... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2015
Diane S
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Westcliffe, Colorado
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Westcliffe, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We took our time and the dirt road had just been graded, so made the drive even more enjoyable. I cannot even express how awe inspiring the views of the Waterpocket Fold are. How do you even wrap your head around how this magnificent geological event happened?

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1 Thank Diane S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

My husband and I made a loop of the National Parks in SLC area.. We're from Portland, OR. We flew into SLC and saw Arches, Canyonlands, Monument Valley, Natural Bridges. And Capitol Reef. We loved this trip! Every Park was amazing and breathtakingly beautiful in it's own way. Capitol Reef was so special because of it's geological formation. We went... More 

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3 Thank kristenannmarie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Notom - Bullfrog Rd. thru the Waterpocket Fold is a wonderful drive. Rock formations, sheer cliffs - around evey curve another great view. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is that the road was in desperate need of grading. It was so bumpy and bone jarring that I was glad to be done! the whole... More 

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2 Thank Sharon K
Farmingdale, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you are into geology you will love this place. There are slot canyons, great rock formations, awesome hiking. I would recommend giving yourself two days here at a minimum. Not crowded like the other Utah parks.

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1 Thank Lala C
Denville, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Couldn't believe our eyes. Around every turn was a new massive structure of rocks, canyons, etc. Our Coutry is truly an amazing place. So glad we took this route to get to our next venture.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We had the pleasure of driving the Notom/Burr/Hwy12/Hw24 loop in May. Wow!! If you can, get to the Strike Valley Overlook down the Upper Muley backcountry trail. This is the shot on the front cover of the brochure.

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1 Thank Jay S
Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Very much a must see in Capital Reef. Park. Very quiet but so stunning to see and be in. Worth your time and effort.

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Thank nriemen
Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We visited Capital Reef during a 7 NP swing in 9 days. Our first stop from Denver was Capital Reef and we saw the Waterpocket fold in the first 30 minutes. First we stopped at the visitor's center and received a really good itinerary from the Ranger working the desk. It is a short walk from the parking lot to... More 

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3 Thank oldbarney1
Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Cool to think of what you are really seeing for miles! So small wide bit LONG!! Super cool to explain to the kids and learn about as you are driving the Fold!

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New Mexico, United States of America
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

You can see it from the road, but there is also a short hike where you can see it even better. Just one of the views one should take the time to do when at Capitol Reef. Make the loop drive through the Park, east on the Burr Trail, and north back to the highway on the Notom-Bullfrog Road; then... More 

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