Capitol Reef National Park Sights

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Anasazi State Park

  • Museum/Gallery

This former archaeological site includes portions of an Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) village occupied sometime between AD 1160 and 1235,...

Behunin Cabin

  • Building/Architectural Site

Elijah Cutlar Behunin used blocks of sandstone to build this cabin in 1882. Floods in the lowlands made life too difficult, and he moved...

Burr Trail Scenic Backway

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

Branching east off Highway 12 in Boulder, Burr Trail travels through the Circle Cliffs area of Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument...

Capitol Dome

  • Geological Site

One of the rock formations that gave the park its name, this giant, sandstone dome is visible in the vicinity of the Hickman Bridge trailhead...

Capitol Gorge

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

At the entrance to this gorge, 9 miles south of the visitor center, Scenic Drive becomes unpaved. The narrow, twisting road on the floor...

Capitol Reef Scenic Drive

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

This 8-mile road, called simply Scenic Drive by locals, starts at the visitor center and winds its way through the Fruita Historic District...

Capitol Reef Visitor Center

  • Information Center

Watch a park movie, talk with rangers, or peruse the many books, maps, and materials offered for sale in the bookstore. Towering over...

Chimney Rock

  • Geological Site

Even in a landscape of spires, cliffs, and knobs, this deep-red landform, 3.9 miles west of the visitor center, is unmistakable. ...

Evening Program

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Learn about Capitol Reef's geology, American Indian cultures, wildlife, and more at the campground amphitheater about a mile from the...

Fremont Petroglyphs

  • Native American Site

Between AD 600 and 1300 the Capitol Reef area was occupied by Native Americans who were eventually referred to as Fremonts, named after...


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