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Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Capitol Reef National Park isn’t as often frequented as more popular spots like Arches and Canyonlands, which is great news for you, you intrepid explorer. Utah is well known for its vibrant red rock Read more...
Capitol Reef National Park isn’t as often frequented as more popular spots like Arches and Canyonlands, which is great news for you, you intrepid explorer. Utah is well known for its vibrant red rock country, and Capitol Reef is smack dab in the heart of it all. There’s so much to see and do—choosing is quite the task. Cliffs, canyons, domes, and bridges are scattered throughout the entire park. But, what makes this place truly special? The Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline (aka a wrinkle in the earth) that stretches for nearly 100 miles. Because there’s so much to see, you’ll totally want to stay a night (or a few). The park has a developed campground, primitive campgrounds, and even rustic, hardcore backcountry camping options. Since you will be in the Fruita area, we’ve gotta mention the great mountain biking out here (it’s well-known and well-loved for good reason!). Hiking is also a great way to get intimate with the dramatic landscapes, just be sure to bring plenty of water. You won’t ever get bored out here, that’s for sure, but you will get thirsty!