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Capitol Reef National Park

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Capitol Reef National Park, UT 84775
+1 435-425-3791
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“scenic drive” (236 reviews)
“hickman bridge” (103 reviews)
“visitor center” (118 reviews)
Capitol Reef National Park, UT 84775
+1 435-425-3791
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This park is not visited by as much as the bigger parks and its a great thing. There are plenty of hikes that are very nice. Very scenic areas and places to stop. I visited here earlier last week and there was not a ton...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just a long drive to get here and didn't deliver the wows that Zion or Bryce provided for me. Good advice here is to leave the primary highways (interstate etc), with a full tank of gas. There is gas available in Torrey but sketchy at...More

Thank TeamFlounder
Reviewed 1 week ago

This amazing park doesn't seem to make into many Utah itineraries which is both a pity but also a delight as you will be free from the tourist masses. The Fremont river winds its way beneath the Waterpocket Fold; a 100 mile buckle in the...More

Thank IntrepidMelbourne
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the day we spent here. We did the hike to Hickman Natural Bridge (arch) and drove down the narrow canyon at end of drive inside the park. There are beautiful views everywhere you look in the park. Beautiful in morning and evening sunlight....More

Thank Craig-World-Travelle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family visited Capitol Reef National Park over Columbus Day Weekend. The park doesn’t get the press that the other parks in Utah do but is worth the trip. The park offers beautiful rock formations including arches and canyon views but also historic settlement sites...More

1  Thank KBJ278
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably one of the lesser visited of the five major national parks in southern Utah. It has very spectacular rock formations and historic fruit orchards planed by early Mormon settlers. Well worth a visit!

Thank DUTCH_Van_Atlanta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really shouldn't write this review because one of the things I loved about this park was how uncrowded it was. Capitol Reef was as beautiful as any of the other parks in the area and because you don't have to fight the crowds, much...More

Thank csdubya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights in Torrey, just a few miles from the park and did some of the trails. Having been in Arches, and later in Bryce and Zion, Capitol Reef is so quiet, not crowded, very relax atmosphere, you can just walk around Fruita...More

Thank betty f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply amazing. Simply awestruck. Simply a wonderment. Simply unique. If you have the time don’t miss this National Park in Utah. Less visited than Zion or Bryce but worth the travel. And drive from Bryce there during light hours as the trip itself is special...More

Thank K511RCpeters
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entry fee of $10 per vehicle, no charge with NPS Senior Pass. The drive in from Moab along Route 24 had terrific scenic views. We did a self-guided driving (~10 miles) and walking tour along Scenic Drive and the views were just awesome. We were...More

Thank Ron T
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27 October 2017|
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Response from OldNavy1961 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can’t help you. I would say you would need a car.
28 July 2017|
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Response from Caga3124 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely check with visitor center before taking any hike. Capitol Gorge and Grand Wash are similar with relatively flat ground, but also many rocks to step around or over. You need to watch where you put your feet. You... More
4 March 2017|
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Response from The5MRanch | Reviewed this property |
If you don't mind a fairly difficult hike, Cassidy Arch is a must see and the Hickman Bridge is an easier hike and best to see (and photograph) in the AM. There is limited parking there as well.