8 days in Capitol Reef National Park Itinerary

8 days in Capitol Reef National Park Itinerary

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Capitol Reef National Park
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Capitol Reef National Park

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Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chimney Rock Trail and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Venture out of the city with trips to Factory Butte (in Caineville), Circle Cliffs (in Boulder) and Salt Wash View Area (in Emery). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Notom Road Scenic Backway, make a trip to Fruita Schoolhouse, trek along Navajo Knobs Trail, and contemplate the long history of Pioneer Register.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Capitol Reef National Park online trip itinerary builder .

In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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Factory Butte, Salt Wash View Area, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Circle Cliffs
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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Mesa Farm Market ©
Mesa Farm Market
Strike Valley Overlook ©
Strike Valley Overlook

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