Capitol Reef Itinerary

The Ultimate Capitol Reef National Park Itinerary

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With beautiful scenic drives, slot canyons, backcountry roads, historical sites, thrilling hikes, and stunning landscapes, Capitol Reef is an unexpectedly amazing national park. If you are planning your Capitol Reef National Park itinerary, we have lots of information to help you plan your trip. Capitol Reef is a highly underrated park. The views and the hiking trails easily contend with …

One Day in Capitol Reef Hikes

One Perfect Day in Capitol Reef National Park

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If you only have one day in Capitol Reef National Park, what should you do? There are several different ways that you can spend one day in Capitol Reef. For some people, “one day” might mean a very quick visit, as you tour Capitol Reef while driving between two different locations in Utah. Or, you might have more time, with …

Hikes in Capitol Reef

16 Epic Day Hikes in Capitol Reef National Park

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If you are looking for a great hike to do in Capitol Reef, the list is surprisingly long. In Capitol Reef, you can hike to arches that are tucked away in the colorful sandstone mountains, through easy slot canyons, and up to overlooks with jaw-dropping views. In this post, we share 16 amazing day hikes in Capitol Reef National Park. …

Utah Mighty 5 Itinerary

The Ultimate Utah National Parks Road Trip Itinerary

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Utah is home to five of the most stunning national parks in the United States. Throw in some national monuments and a few spectacular state parks and you have a extraordinary road trip destination. If you are planning your Utah national parks itinerary, we have tons of information to share with you. In this post, learn how to plan the …

American Southwest Itinerary 14 days

Two Week American Southwest Road Trip: Grand Canyon & Utah’s Mighty 5

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This is one of the best road trips in the USA. On this American Southwest road trip, you will visit Utah’s Mighty 5, the Grand Canyon, and a handful of wonderful state parks and national monuments. This is the itinerary I wish we had when we planned our first road trip to the American Southwest. The sights you will see …

Looping the Fold

How to Loop the Fold in Capitol Reef National Park

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Desert vistas, slot canyons, colorful hills made of bentonite and sandstone, marine fossils…these are just a few of the things that you will see when you Loop the Fold in Capitol Reef National Park. This incredibly scenic drive takes you through the remote, southern section of Capitol Reef. On this drive, you will circle around part the Waterpocket Fold, a …

Navajo Knobs Hike Photo

Rim Overlook & Navajo Knobs Trail | Capitol Reef National Park

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The hike to Navajo Knobs is our favorite hike in Capitol Reef National Park. It’s a long, tough hike but what an incredible journey! From the valley floor, you will steadily hike up to the Rim Overlook, for jaw-dropping views over Fruita, Highway 24, and Scenic Drive. The trail continues its climb for another 2.5 miles, with views over Castle …

Utah Road Trip

Arches, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef National Parks: 10 Day Road Trip Itinerary

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Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef National Parks are three spectacular parks to visit in Utah. With 10 days, you can visit each of them, plus a few more cool spots, on this epic road trip. Start in Arches National Park, where more than 2,000 arches fill the landscape, as well as hoodoos, mesas, and fins of sandstone rock. Right next …

Capitol Reef Travel Guide

14 Amazing Things to Do in Capitol Reef National Park

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Capitol Reef, often an overlooked national park, is full of many wonderful surprises. With an amazing scenic drive, hiking trails that rival those in Zion, rugged, remote areas to explore by 4×4, short, easy slot canyons, historical landmarks, and even delicious pie, this national park is absolutely amazing. In this post, learn about the best things to do in Capitol …

Cathedral Valley Loop Guide

Complete Guide to the Cathedral Valley Loop: Things to Do, Driving Route & Maps

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Cathedral Valley is a rugged, remote district of Capitol Reef National Park. Few people travel out this way, to see this valley and its sandstone monoliths, colorful Bentonite hills, and vast desert scenery. But that’s part of its appeal. If you like the idea of leaving the crowds behind and exploring the backcountry, the Cathedral Valley Loop is an awesome …

Cassidy Arch

Cassidy Arch, An Essential Hike in Capitol Reef National Park

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The hike to Cassidy Arch is one of the most thrilling trails in Capitol Reef National Park. Easily accessible from Scenic Drive, this short hike features stunning scenery, views over the Grand Wash, and the chance to stand on Cassidy Arch. On this hike, you can view the arch from afar or walk across it for one of the most …

Mighty 5 Itinerary

Utah’s Mighty 5: Travel Guide and Road Trip Itinerary

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Stretching across southern and central Utah are five stunning National Parks. Called the Mighty 5, these parks contain some of the most thrilling hiking trails and iconic landscapes in the United States. Stand atop Angels Landing in Zion. Gaze across a wonderland of hoodoos at Bryce Canyon. Explore the Water Pocket Fold at Capitol Reef. Watch the sunrise at Mesa …

Capitol Reef in Winter

Capitol Reef National Park: Best Things to do With Limited Time

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With sandstone cliffs, white domes, arches, and slot canyons, Capitol Reef National Park is a rugged, extraordinary place to explore. This park preserves the Waterpocket Fold, a rippling of the Earth’s crust that is 100 miles long. Not a big fan of hiking? One of the things that makes Capitol Reef so easy to visit is that you can see …