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Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park is a short 20 min drive East from the entrance to Offroad RV Resort. There is so much to do at the park that a week may not be enough time to fully explore the area.

From picking fruit in the orchards to exploring the history of Fruita to hiking and viewing the ancient pictographs, the park offers entertainment for everyone who loves the outdoors.

Also many of the roads in the park can only be driven with a licensed 4 wheel drive vehicle, SxS's even if licensed in Utah, are not currently allowed by the National Park Service.  Exploring some of the roads and trails off the main Highway 24 is a great way to explore the park, sightsee, and get to less crowded areas.

The iconic West entrance sign

Everyone loves to get their picture taken with the iconic Capitol Reef National Park West entrance sign.

Hiking to some of the famous arches in Capitol Reef is a great way to get a little exercise outdoors in for the whole family after a long day in the car.

Capitol Reef Arch in Winter

9 things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

 

1. Visit the Goosenecks Overlook: Located near the park's Visitor Center, the Goosenecks Overlook offers beautiful views of the park's red rock formations and the winding course of the Fremont River.

2. Take a guided tour: The park offers a number of guided tours, including ranger-led hikes, geology talks, and history tours. These tours provide a great opportunity to learn more about the park and its history.

3. Visit the Capitol Reef Natural History Association Museum: Located in the park's Visitor Center, the Capitol Reef Natural History Association Museum offers exhibits on the park's geology, natural history, and cultural history.

4. Go backpacking: Capitol Reef National Park is home to a number of backpacking trails, including the popular Golden Throne Trail, which offers beautiful views of the park's red rock formations.

5. Take a scenic drive on the Notom-Bullfrog Road: Located in the eastern part of the park, the Notom-Bullfrog Road is a scenic drive that offers beautiful views of the park's red rock formations and is a great way to explore the park's backcountry.

6. Visit the Fruita Historic District: Located within Capitol Reef National Park, the Fruita Historic District is home to a number of historic orchards and farm buildings, as well as a visitor center where you can learn about the history of the area.

7. Go hiking or rock climbing: Capitol Reef National Park is home to a number of hiking and rock climbing routes, including the popular Chimney Rock and Hickman Bridge trails.

8. Take a scenic drive: The Scenic Drive through Capitol Reef National Park offers beautiful views of the park's red rock formations and is a great way to see the park's natural beauty.

9. Explore the park's slot canyons: Capitol Reef National Park is home to a number of beautiful slot canyons, including the popular Little Wildhorse Canyon and Bell Canyon. These narrow, winding canyons are a great place to explore and take in the natural beauty of the area.

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