Capitol Reef National Park , Capitol Reef National Park

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#1 of 74 in Wildlife in Utah
Admire the colorful rock arches and the vast canyon at Capitol Reef National Park . The park is part of the Waterpocket Fold, a rare warp in the earth's crust that formed millions of years ago. This warp created the tall, white, sandstone domes that you'll see. Admire the rock art of ancient people in the Capitol Gorge. Explore the park on hiking trails or the gravel roads, keeping an eye out for remnants of early settlers' log cabins. Enjoy fruit from the trees first cultivated by Mormon planters. Begin your day at the visitor center, where you can pay admission and a fee to harvest fruit and purchase a backcountry pass. You can also reserve a campsite here. Add Capitol Reef National Park to your Capitol Reef National Park travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Capitol Reef National Park trip itinerary site .
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  • Four days in April, unique geology, dark skies for stargazing, includes historic settlement experience, amazing day hikes, including Cassidy Arch, Chimney Rock, Hickman Natural Bridge, Sunset Point, a...  more »
  • I feel a little sorry for capitol reef NP as it was last of the Utah big 5 parks that we visited and after Bryce and Arches I found it a little underwhelming. Having said that the scenic drive is a ni...  more »
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  • Not a lot of paved roads to see the wonders of the park. Wouldn't make a special trip to Capitol Reef but recommend stopping if you are going to Bryce Canyon. Unpaved tours would probably offer a better experience. What we did see was impressive.
  • Beautiful, secluded, quiet. Not many people in February, but still inviting and captivating. A forgotten and overlooked jewel of Utah's public lands.

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