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Capitol Reef National Park

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“scenic drive”(274 reviews)
“hickman bridge”(123 reviews)
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Capitol Reef National Park, UT 84775
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Thank Terri J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Umutguzel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank joshuaelee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank 655billf
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed driving through the park and stopping numerous times to admire the dramatic scenery and colours. Great photo opportunities. We wish we had more time to spend in the park and hike on trails.

Thank Ina_31
Reviewed October 31, 2018

We stayed in Torrey as part of our week long trip, and this was an added bonus as I didnt think we'd have time to actually visit. So different from Bryce and Zion but still beautiful, with the sun bouncing off the tops.

Thank Mellyjane
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Capitol Reef National Park is definitely off the beaten path, and if you are planning to hit all 5 parks in a 7-day stretch, this is tough to fit in. There are a few trails you could do in a few hours including the Hickman...More

1  Thank mark837
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely love Capitol Reef National Park. Highly recommend. Probably tied for my favorite of the big 5. Loved it!!

Thank Pinofan
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Beautiful park, well-run visitors center and amazing trails. We loved the geology seminar at the visitors center lead by one of the rangers.

Thank Bev M
Reviewed October 25, 2018

...maybe this is due to the fact the area is not easy accessible. We had a Jeep for an entire day and worth to rent one.... lots to see if you plan ahead. Going of the main road and you will find hardly any people.......More

1  Thank Robert W
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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.
Ryan S
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 Judy T | Reviewed this property |
FWD should be fine.