Capitol Reef National Park Travel Guide
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Your senses will be delighted by a visit to Capitol Reef National Park. Here, you are saturated in colors that are more dramatic than anywhere else in the West. The dominant Moenkopi rock formation is a rich, red-chocolate hue. Deep blue-green juniper and pinyon stand out against it. Other sandstone layers are gold, ivory, and lavender. Sunset brings out the colors in an explosion of copper, platinum, and orange, then dusk turns the cliffs purple and blue. The texture of rock deposited in ancient inland seas and worn by subsequent erosion is pure art.
There are no lodging options within Capitol Reef, but you'll have no problem finding clean and comfortable accommodations no matter what your budget in...read more
There is no restaurant, just a small snack bar selling chips and ice cream inside Capitol Reef. But dining options exist close by in Torrey, where you can...read more
Things To Do in Capitol Reef National Park
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The Waterpocket Fold: See an excellent example of a monocline—a fold in the earth's crust with one very steep side in an area that is otherwise... Read more
Capitol Reef: Canyon Country Eden, by Rose Houk, is an award-winning collection of photographs and lyrical essays on the park.... Read more
Campgrounds in Capitol Reef fill up fast between Memorial Day and Labor Day, though that goes mainly for the superconvenient Fruita Campground... Read more
The golden rock and rainbow cliffs are at their finest at sunset, when it seems as if they are lighted from within. That's also when mule deer... Read more
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In April 2013, my husband and I did a Utah and Arizona Grand Circle tour-covering the Grand Canyon, the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Natural Bridges National Monument, The Needles and the Island Read more
Day 1 - 28th Oct.(15 miles) Our weather reports had told us that overnight and morning would be the worst storms in the UK for 25 yrs. Got to be true as they had been forecasting it for days and days before. Read more