Trail Area

Capitol Reef National Park

About This Area

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Capitol Reef National Park is a somewhat hidden gem in Utah’s south-central desert. It surrounds a long wrinkle in the earth known as the Waterpocket Fold, with layers of golden sandstone, canyons and striking rock formations. Among the park’s sights are the Chimney Rock pillar, the Hickman Bridge arch, and Capitol Reef, known for its white sandstone domes. In the north are the towering monoliths of Cathedral Valley. Capitol Reef is home to camping, hiking, and a preserved mid-1800s homestead, including a fruit orchard. In the spring and summer, park goers can purchase fruit pies made from the orchard.

Area Features

Rangers Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles
Nearby convenience store No
Trash Disposal No
Fee $15.00
Fee Notes

There is a fee for visitors who venture beyond the Fruita Campground and onto the Scenic Drive. It’s $7 for an individual on foot or bicycle or $15 per car.

Trail Contributor

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Alex is an artist and graphic designer who runs her own little business from home while she’s momming it with her two school-aged boys. She’s a California native and transplant to the Salt Lake Valley where she’s completely fallen in love with living so close to the mountains. She loves hiking, camping, travel, soccer, photography and cooking. She geeks out over history, especially art history, loves getting lost in a great novel, and she started practicing taekwondo the year she turned 40. She’s also a Lifetime Girl Scout and she loves sharing her love for travel and the outdoors with her kids.