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Capitol Reef National Park

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent a full day driving through this park, and you can easily see it all if you are not hiking. The Visitors' Center at the entrance is a must-do for information.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Charlene A
Reviewed 1 week ago

during our grand circle trip in march 2018 (zion, bryce, canyonlands, arches, grand canyon, monument valley etc) we headed north east from bryce canyon toward green river on our way to moab, capitol reef was a definite highlight of our trip, with incredible scenery for...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank John H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A unique national park with lots to see and do. The homemade pies in the little store are delicious. The rock formations are unlike anything I’ve seen before and the colour patterns are just gorgeous. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Y415IZmichellen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe not so popular but it has so much to offer! Comparable with other national parks this one offers one of the best arch! Indian petroglyphs were amazing! Better to try to see it!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Helia_linne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While not as popular and easy to get to as the other National Parks in Utah, Capitol Reef is still a beautiful destination with beautiful scenery. We drove into the park from Torrey and into the scenic drive. Along the drive, there are turnouts you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

The most unknown and thus underrated national park in Utah, that is not reasonable at all. It is a real out of this world experience..

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Edit R
Reviewed November 27, 2018

I had not heard much about this Nat. Park at all and it was really a 'find'. Lots to do, and see and spectacular formations and much to see!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Terri J
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

Smaller than Zion. If you want to complete all hikes 2 day was enough for me. At this area Zion National Park my favorite. There are 2 arches named; Cassidy and Hickman. You should see those two if you are in geography.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Umutguzel
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Stayed at the Capitol Reef Resort. We explored from here. The area is so cool. Less busy than Zion. Definitely take the scenic route by fruita. Lots of cool hikes throughout. The family loves going to CR once a year.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank joshuaelee
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We spent about a day here. We visited Fruita, an historic Mormon settlement. We only hiked the Fremont River trail. It was moderately difficult, but offered really awesome views. Unfortunately, we weren't able to hike other trails due to time constraints.

Date of experience: September 2018
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October 8, 2018|
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Response from cvcalifornia | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know. Suggest contacting ranger station.
July 14, 2018|
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Response from 842DanB | Reviewed this property |
There aren't any drop offs that I remember. All the roads are in the valleys. Nice and flat!
June 23, 2018|
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Response from judyt98 | Reviewed this property |
FWD should be fine.
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At first glance, you are doing a huge amount of backtracking. You're driving past Bryce to get to Torrey. And then driving past Torrey to go.to Bryce at the end of your trip. I believe on another thread you said you picked Las Vegas because of air fare pricing. But using SLC is the logical airport to avoid unnecessary back tracking. But if your tied to Las Vegas, then do.Zion, Bryce, Torrey and them Moab. And then bite the bullet on the long drive back to Las Vegas. Or make the long drive...More
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