Capitol Reef National Park , Capitol Reef National Park

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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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  • Probably one of the most underrated national parks! Amazed at its geological beauty! It's not very crowded and has a lot of good hikes. If you've only got a little time there, do the Hickman Bridge...  more »
  • We had experienced four of the Mighty Five until this February visit to Utah. Capitol Reef was our final park to check off the list. What a treat. Had most trails to ourselves and the chilly temps...  more »
  • 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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