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Capitol Reef National Park

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Address: Capitol Reef National Park, UT 84775
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Beautiful spot!

This park unfortunately gets overshadowed by the other 4 national parks - but we loved it! We thought it was just going to be a nice drive through but were we surprised. There... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Holliston, MA
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Holliston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This park unfortunately gets overshadowed by the other 4 national parks - but we loved it! We thought it was just going to be a nice drive through but were we surprised. There was rock formations, petroglyphs, hiking, orchards - a beautiful spot. And don't leave without tasting the baked goods - the pies were divine.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is almost redundant to say this is a beautiful area - it is spectacular. I will say that we were told that this is a less visited park and therefore easier to manage. We were there mid-May and it was a zoo. Car travel through to get to our motel was snail's pace and the information center was over... More 

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Thank Rita B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I drove through Capitol reef about 4 times before. Always stopped at the visitor center to listen to the settler history of fruits, but was always on the way to somewhere else. This time we went on the scenic drive behind the visitor center. Oh, was I surprised how much more there is to the park then mormon history! Go... More 

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Stafford, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 2 park on our whirlwind trip to 3 parks in 3 days. It was truly a beautiful place and I'd love to go back when it was warmer and hike some of the trails. Since we were there in January there was some snow on the ground but it only added to the beauty. A definite bucket... More 

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Beckley, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To say that I loved Capitol Reef is an understatement. We visited 19 National Parks and our day here was one of the best. My two kids loved the Junior Ranger programs, Capitol Reef's building was small but they gave them such individualized attention. We got tiny fruit pies and hand churned ice cream, a unique experience. Had a most... More 

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Thank Allison S
San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 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 6 January 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

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 23 December 2016

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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