Capitol Reef National Park Sports & Activities

The main outdoor activity at Capitol Reef is hiking. There are trails for all levels. Remember: Whenever you venture into the desert—that is, wherever you go in Capitol Reef—take, and drink, plenty of water.


Bicycles are allowed only on established roads in the park. Highway 24 is a state highway and receives a substantial amount of through traffic...


You can explore Capitol Reef in a 4X4 on a number of exciting backcountry routes. Road conditions can vary greatly depending on recent weather...


Many park trails in Capitol Reef include steep climbs, but there are a few easy-to-moderate hikes. A short drive from the visitor center takes...

Horseback Riding

Many areas in the park are closed to horses and pack animals, so it's a good idea to check with the visitor center before you set out with your...

Multisport Outfitter

Hondoo Rivers & Trails. This tour company has been providing high-quality backcountry trips into Capitol Reef National Park, Escalante...



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