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Capitol Reef National Park

One of Utah’s best-kept secrets, this south-central park preserves unique geology (including the 100-mile-long Waterpocket Fold, a “wrinkle” in the earth’s crust), a preserved Mormon frontier settlement, and vast wilderness ideal for multiday backpacking trips.
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An orchard and barn in Fruita, a pioneer settlement inside Capitol Reef National Park

An orchard and barn in Fruita, a pioneer settlement inside Capitol Reef National Park

Location: Utah

Top 3 Things to Do at Capitol Reef National Park

1. Tour the Capitol Reef Scenic Drive

This road tour with 11 stops includes Moenkopi and Navajo formations with other-worldly waves, pockets, and spires.

2. Hike to Hickman Bridge

Take a 1.8-mile moderate hike to the stunning Hickman Bridge, a natural bridge that spans 133 feet. Along the way, take in the great canyon views. This is a good family hike as the elevation gain is not too dramatic - 400 feet total.

3. Pick Fruit in an Orchard

It's a surprise to see orchards in the desert. The trees were planted by settlers but are now part of the park. See blossoms in spring and pick fruit in fall.

Plan your vacation to Capitol Reef today!    

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