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Well worth the time

Short hike with some spectacular views and points of interest in Capitol Reef National Park. Once... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marian R
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Highlands Ranch
For geology geeks and peace and quiet seekers

One of the lesser traveled parks, but our grandkids thought it was one of their favorites. Before... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
diane h
,
Topeka, Kansas
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100-mile Scenic Area Of Geological Ridges And Waves.
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“notom road” (6 reviews)
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Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Short hike with some spectacular views and points of interest in Capitol Reef National Park. Once you go through the scenic drive, take a stroll through the canyon to see how the early visitors enjoyed the park.

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Reviewed June 24, 2018

One of the lesser traveled parks, but our grandkids thought it was one of their favorites. Before leaving for our Utah adventure, I created study sheets for them, so by the time we got there they knew about the geologic features, historical sites, and places...More

Thank diane h
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Reviewed May 26, 2018

Took a Jeep tour through this area, and enjoyed the diverse geological formations and unusual aspects of the geology. Drive over to the West side of the park from this area was quite nice.

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Reviewed May 21, 2018

Loved this drive down the Notam-Bullfrog Road and to be able to cross the fold itself. To experience rock formations 200+ million years old that up close is incredible. Such an amazing experience to see the fracture in the Earth's crust up close.

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Reviewed May 17, 2018

The highlight of Capitol Reef is the Waterpocket Fold formation, and there is no better way to get up close and personal than to hike right through it.

Thank Zach S
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

Capitol Reef has surprises at every turn of the short drive and this is another gem. The park is not weel known, but should be.

Thank mesatraveler
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Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Bought inexpensive guide brochure at capital reef visitors center. Set odometer and follow loop east on Rt. 24, then right on Notom-Bullfrog Rd. Note points of interest numbered in the guide. Two good slot canyons called Headquarters and Surprise just past the Burr Trail intersection....More

3  Thank DianePf650
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

There are numerous hikes into beautiful canyons with towering rock walls. The eastern slopes of this geological formation (accessed via Notom Road) is a real treat that most visitors to Capital Reef National Park never experience. The Park Visitor Center should be the first stop...More

1  Thank Gleason L
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Reviewed September 26, 2017

I am a bit surprised that there are so few reviews of this very unique geologic feature in Utah, but it may be because fewer people visit Capitol Reef National Park than other parks, It is also challenging to review places like the Waterpocket Fold....More

2  Thank Levannah
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Reviewed June 15, 2017

The Waterpocket Fold is a large scale land formation that extends north to south for approximately 90 miles in southern Utah. Described as a wrinkle in the Earth's crust, the Waterpocket Fold is the central feature of the Capital Reef National Park. You can learn...More

2  Thank BradJill
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