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Capitol Reef National Park Information
About Capitol Reef National Park
Located in Utah, Capitol Reef National Park is known for its canyons, hiking trails, and orchards. The park is close to other national parks, such as the Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon National Park, as well as major cities such as Salt Lake City.
Things to Do in Capitol Reef National Park
The hiking trails in Capitol Reef National Park vary by difficulty and distance but most are between .25 miles and 10 miles. For more serious backpackers, there are several backcountry hiking routes, such as Pleasant Creek, Lower Muley Twist Canyon, and Halls Creek Narrows. There are several daily ranger programs available to participate in, including the Geology Talk, which discusses the geological history of Capitol Reef, and the Fremont Culture Talk, which discusses the past cultures that lived in the area. Capitol Reef National Park is also home to orchards, which have over 2,700 trees that you can pick fruit and nuts from. After exploring the park all day, have dinner and drinks at the Rim Rock Restaurant or grab burgers and ice cream at Slackers.
Day Trips Near Capitol Reef National Park
From Capitol Reef National Park you can take a day trip to Salt Lake City, Utah, which is about a three and a half hour drive. In Salt Lake City you can walk around Temple Square, go skiing at the famous Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, or see over 800 animals at the Hogle Zoo. If you’re willing to leave early in the morning and drive a little further, Grand Canyon National Park is a four and a half hour drive from Capitol Reef National Park. In the Grand Canyon you can go on a horse riding trip along the canyon rim, attend a free ranger program to learn about the history and science of the canyons, or drive on the Scenic Desert View Drive. Another fun day trip to explore the outdoors is to Bryce Canyon National Park, which is a two and a half hour drive from Capitol Reef National Park. You can go stargazing, snowshoeing, attend a festival, or take a helicopter tour over the park.
Capitol Reef National Park Accommodation
Stay in a large secluded house that sleeps eight or stay at a hotel such as the Capitol Reef Resort, which is located right at the entrance of the park. The Capitol Reef Resort is a contemporary resort with an outdoor pool and hot tub. Wherever you choose to stay, Tripping can help you compare all of the rentals in the area by price, ratings, reviews, and more. Book your Capitol Reef National Park vacation rental today!
Transportation in Capitol Reef National Park
Unfortunately there is no public transportation that goes directly to Capitol Reef National Park. Your best option is to rent a car from one of the nearby towns, such as Richfield. To park in Capitol Reef you have to pay a $5 fee per car.