Capitol Reef National Park , Capitol Reef National Park

Must see · National Park · Wildlife Area
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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  • As with all the other national parks it amazes on every turn. The geology of this area is unsurpassed. Interesting history of uranium mining there. Numerous hiking trails and well groomed dirt roads.....  more »
  • This park is big and we just focused on one section near the Visitor Section called the Fruita Historic District. Gooseneck Overlook is a good place to stop and a short easy hike. The Hickman...  more »
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  • This place was like a diamond in the rough! So cool to learn about these hidden treasures tucked away in what otherwise looks like a foreboding, inhabitable landscape. It was really neat to be able to pick some fruit and venture down some cool canyon trails.
  • This place is a really cool place to see if you want to get at a less crowded area. The facilities are too small to have the crowd sometimes but you can get away if willing to travel or see some awesome place with only a couple of people in the area.

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