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Quick Question About drive to and from Capitol Reef

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Quick Question About drive to and from Capitol Reef

Hopefully quick question:

Later on this summer we are thinking of going to Capitol Reef National Park - we have not been there before and its a one national park specific trip only.

!) Is it a reasonable day drive from Wendover to Capitol Reef National Park

- We are thinking of staying at the Capitol Reef Resort for two nights.

From the web it looks to be a five to six hour drive.

2) After our visit, we are then going to Park City for several nights.

It looks to be about 4 hours?

We would be diving on a Friday.

Thanks in advance for confirming this works or not.

Appreciate any additional tips as well.

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1. Re: Quick Question About drive to and from Capitol Reef

Those drive times are pretty close. Remember to add about 30% more to the drive times to allow for stops (fuel/food/restroom breaks and possible traffic delays thru SLC).

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2. Re: Quick Question About drive to and from Capitol Reef

Perfectly reasonable drive, I have driven (ridden) from the SF Bay Area to Torrey in a day many times - that is very tiring though!

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I have a friend who several times rode from the LA area to Torrey for dinner then went home again!

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4. Re: Quick Question About drive to and from Capitol Reef

Very reasonable drive.

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5. Re: Quick Question About drive to and from Capitol Reef

Thanks. Very helpful and good to know.

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6. Re: Quick Question About drive to and from Capitol Reef

Yeah, you should be fine on both accounts. From Wendover, I think you'll have to go through Salt Lake. So I would just plan that for a time to avoid rush hours. You can also use the HOV lane if you're with a passenger.

Head to Park City via Provo Canyon, rather than going back through Salt Lake and Parley's Canyon (I-80). This will save some time.

Capitol Reef is fantastic and most people blow through in a day. Definitely worth spending a couple of nights.

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7. Re: Quick Question About drive to and from Capitol Reef

Thanks very much.

I have been to Park City number of times so did plan on the beautiful Provo Canyon to Park City drive.

We're definitely looking forward to visiting Capitol Reef.

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