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Capitol Reef National Park

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Address: Capitol Reef National Park, UT 84775
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Excellent Off-Road Adventure

This park should be on your bucket list. The drive on Utah Hwy 24 from Moab was spectacular. The crowds up in Arches were a bit of a turnoff for such a scenic state but the trip... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This park should be on your bucket list. The drive on Utah Hwy 24 from Moab was spectacular. The crowds up in Arches were a bit of a turnoff for such a scenic state but the trip to Capitol Reef was the highlight of our vacation. We stayed in Torrey in our RV and ventured out in the Jeep to... More 

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've seen most of the National Parks in Utah, and Zion is certainly near the top for most beautiful. But my 2nd pick would be Capitol Reef. It is just massive. 110 miles long. It is about the most remote in terms of location, sitting on the eastern side of the state. But it is well worth the visit. If... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Capitol Reef doesn't seem to get the love that some of Utah's other gems do, and that's both a blessing and a shame, the blessing being that you'll find a bit more solitude here than in parks like Zion or Bryce. There are some gorgeous hikes here where you can find yourself quite alone in the beautiful surroundings. You can... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting park. Not being a crowded park, it allows you the opportunity to take in the scenery at an easy pace.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We visited Capitol Reef NP on a rainy October day, but it was beautiful! In the rain, the desert colours came alive and the scenery was amplified! We drove the 25-mile scenic route, a one-way road, which takes in the many viewpoints throughout the NP. Along the way there are plenty of turn outs for photos and scenic look out... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Of all the spectacular UT national parks, Capitol Reef remains the least know and least visited. It doesn't offer some of the spectacular vistas and scenery, but it has a special charm of its own and if you enjoy hiking with some excellent scenery you'll have a good time and you will largely have the place to yourself. We spent... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Giant and colorful rock formations and sweeping vistas make up the beautiful landscape of this national park. The scenic drive is worth the time. There are hiking trails as well.

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Logan, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

If you are just here for the scenic drive you are missing out on the beauty of the slot canyons and hiking adventures that await once you get off the pavement. I spent 2 days here and did 4 hikes. Took lots of pictures and did the scenic drive twice.

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Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This is one of the smallest of our Epic national parks, but it is no less grand than any other. It is not as crowded as some of the bigger parks so you can just enjoy a much more pleasant visit and if you are a contemplative person like I am, you'll love this place. There are plenty of hikes... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

If you are in the area you need to stop and go through this NP. As long as it is not raining you can drive back into a canyon and then get out and walk a long way if you wish. It has some very beautiful scenery. You only need about 1/2 to 3/4 of a day to see it.

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