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Capitol Reef National Park

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Capitol Reef National Park, UT 84775
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Capitol Reef National Park, UT 84775
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Reviewed yesterday

Stopped at this park as part of the tour of parks in this area We happened to be there on a day when a ranger was leading a hike. We had the opportunity to see beautiful petroglyphs. Had never seen them before and I was...More

Thank Jean L
Reviewed yesterday

This was the third of the 5 Utah national parks that we visited during a two week trip. Reviews for other parks will be posted. First, to set context; the parks are different and it's hard to compare. It also depends why you are going...More

Thank jbird2020
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited in May when it was unseasonably cold and windy. But we didn't mind, as we kept cool during our hikes and enjoyed our campfires (outside the park). There is no shuttle in this park. The first hike we did was Hickman Bridge which...More

Thank Todd W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If there wasn't a sign, you wouldn't know this was a National Park. There's no Park entrance or payment. There was a restaurant nearby that said it was in the middle of nowhere and that's the way they like it. That sums up a visit...More

Thank Passeridae
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Capitol Reef and its environs are gorgeous. We had just a few hours and would definitely recommend a whole day. The rangers at the Visitor Center are very helpful and patiently answer every question! Yes, there were lots of people, but if this means more...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Massive cliff faces towering over you as you pass through with some interesting shapes and walks off the highway

Thank Felixstowe2016
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited Capitol Reef on our way from Moab to Salt Lake City, it was worth the extra driving to be able to experience this beautiful park. Capitol Reef could be combined with a trip to Goblin Valley State Park or a hike through the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited three parks in three days (Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef) and this one was my favorite. I just wish we had more time to spend there!

Thank cindyhighland
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went to this park not expecting much and we were not disappointed. She went to the park ranger info desk to ask what was a highlight of this park, since we had allocated about three hours here, and we were told...More

Thank Preston S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I really think Capitol Reef was the most spectacular of all the Mighty Five National Parks. Don't get me wrong, they all have fantastic scenery, but we found sunset in Capitol Reef to be the most beautiful view we had on our...More

Thank The5MRanch
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We will be visiting Capitol Reef in mid-March. What are the must-see things here and trails? We will have a full day.
3 March 2017|
Response from hiker82 | Reviewed this property |
sorry! i missed you! best thing is to go see the ranger at the visitor center because they know well their trails and their conditions- water or not, danger or not etc
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Robin G
We're planning to see the mighty-5 in April, and excited to spend some time in Capitol Reef National Park. I just saw that this Dark Skies "Gold-tier" award and am very desperately trying to figure out how to incorporate this into our trip. Without camping, are there ways to take advantage of this, if staying in the area? ei, guided evening tours, or a particular spot accessible by car at night that we could view from? I read something about Panorama Point, but looking for some detailed info? Thank you for your help and assistance - Can't wait to visit Utah! Robin
24 January 2017|
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Response from lilitz91 | Reviewed this property |
It is best to ask the Capitol Reef Visitor's Center. They have more knowledge than I do.
Murali B
We are driving from Las Vegas, any suggestions on where we could stay for a couple of nights?
22 August 2016|
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Response from 150hotelnightsayear | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in Richfield, UT (at a Marriott property) and did the scenic Byway 12 - which is an amazing drive on its own. It was easy access from there. But for back and forth it is an hour drive. There are many hotels... More