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Capitol Reef National Park

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“hickman bridge”(117 reviews)
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Capitol Reef National Park, UT 84775
+1 435-425-3791
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I have read that Capitol Reef NP is the least visited of Utah's "Mighty Five", and I just don't understand why. It is a place of incredible beauty, and the rocks in a multitude of colors, shapes and formations are the stars here. Just when...More

Thank Carol A
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the famous 5 parks in Utah but less visited making it a bit easier to get around. You won't be disappointed in any of the hikes you make as it's well worth it.

Thank CAnn9
Reviewed 2 days ago

An incredibly beautiful primitive park. Just east of Torrey, UT, beautiful drive to the park. Go to the visitor's center and get good information about the geological history of the area, fascinating. If you can't hike take the 10 mile paved drive into the park...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

To complete your visit to Utah’s Big 5, do not miss seeing Capital Reef National Park. Inside some of the sites are: Capital Dome, Waterpocket Fold, Cathedral Valley and the Fruita area. You must stop at the Gifford Homestead and buy a pie. You will...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Capitol Reef National Park in south-central Utah is isolated, hot, arid, rugged and forbidding. But it also is beautiful and rewarding. Apparently many people agree. More than 1.2 million people have visited the park in 2018, nearly twice as many as have visited nearby Canyonlands....More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 5 days ago

FYI See my other review for the pie date- worth it! 280 million years sure is magical especially with someone you love. I write reviews specifically for seeing and enjoying the world with someone you love. This is one of the dates you NEED another...More

Thank ProsperityHabit
Reviewed 6 days ago

Yes, the Highway 24 drive in the park is spectacular scenery but it also is somewhat similar to a lot of the scenery in southern Utah. The visitor center is somewhat small but the film is well worth the time to view. The area south...More

Thank gold-vintner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed Capital Reef it was one of my favorite and I saw more animals here then at Bryce, Arches and Canyonlands combined. That being said watch out for the deer on the road because they are out there. I also saw a coyote...More

Thank ericwalsh1978
Reviewed 1 week ago

I drove thru this park on highway 24 and it provides some great scenery along with a very safe comfortable drive. Roads were in excellent shape with lots of facilities available throughout the park. Highly recommend making a visit to the park.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entire Capitol Reef Park area is spectacular; you can see forever. Very good ranger station at entrance with excellent video; recommend. Take a picnic and LOTS WATER as there is no water once you go on 21 miles scenic drive. Get out and hike...More

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8 October 2018|
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Response from cvcalifornia | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know. Suggest contacting ranger station.
23 June 2018|
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Response from Judy T | Reviewed this property |
FWD should be fine.