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At We’re in the Rockies, we believe in preservation and donate a portion of the proceeds of your purchase to the Capitol Reef Natural History Association to ensure access and enjoyment for future generations.

Travel Guides

As Easy As Pie

Use our walking guide to visit the historic town of Fruita, where you can pick your own fruit and buy fruit pie!

A Step-By-Step Game Plan

You can’t fail with our easy to follow instructions including destinations, arrival times and over 30 images and maps to keep you on course.

Your First Stop On Your Capitol Reef Tour

Our itinerary eliminates months of planning and just gives you the BEST things to do!

Drive the Mighty 5

Our guide shows you how to connect Capitol Reef with Arches and Bryce for your Mighty 5 Road Trip!

Let's Go For A Drive!

We provide detailed instructions for how to do the best drives in Capitol Reef, as well as can’t miss sights along the way.

To Infinity And Beyond!

We get you to space-named formations like Mars and the Temples of the Sun and Moon, as well as the location for the movie Galaxy Quest and more other-worldly scenic landscapes!

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“What a beautiful and relaxing vacation! We enjoyed the Fruita district, had an amazing meal at the Burr Trail Grill, and loved the scenic drives included in the guide! We loved the suggestions for viewing the stars! The maps and instructions made planning our trip and navigating the park a breeze!"
-Reed Family
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Capitol Reef 3-Day Itinerary - $19

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Frequently Asked Questions

The itinerary and audio guide are available immediately upon purchase, right on this webpage. You will also receive an email within 30 minutes with download links in case you need to revisit the links and download the items later. If you don’t receive your email, check your junk mail folder. If it’s not there, contact mattandcheryl@wereintherockies.com and we’ll be in touch with you within 1 business day.

Our guide is compatible with Apple and Android, but the download process is slightly different. Detailed instructions for Apple and Android are included with purchase.

Reach out to us at mattandcheryl@wereintherockies.com. We’ll reach out to you within 1 business day

Anyone who wants to see the best of Capitol Reef.  People who enjoy our guides are typically families who want to save time and money by getting an efficient plan or people who aren’t hard-core hikers. We do recommend a lot of hikes, but always provide a backup plan in case you aren’t mobile. It’s flexible enough to work if you like hiking or if you’d rather do more driving and sight-seeing.

Our guides are geared to the busy summer season. It can certainly work in the winter, though you’ll want to check with the park to see what is open and closed, and what the conditions are like. 

Yes!! Although we update our guides as needed, the concepts how to view each park are meant to be timeless. We encourage you to purchase the guide as soon as you know you will be traveling. It will help you determine which areas to stay and how many days to obtain lodging. As you approach leaving for your trip, you are welcome to email us to see if there is a more current version of the guide and we would be happy to send a link for a download, free of charge.

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  1. In May 2023, we led 6 jeeps on a trip to Capitol Reef. We had watched your videos and that inspired us to purchase the itinerary, which we used as a basis for our trip itinerary. We opted for the 3 days in park schedule, with our own twist. So day one for us was the full Cathedral Valley Loop, including the river crossing. Per the Ranger’s advice, we ran the loop clockwise beginning with the river crossing. The Ranger pointed out that if we had a problem with the crossing, better to find out before having driven the whole day only to have to double back! Our second day we spent in Fruita. We drove the Gorge early, since it gets crowded quickly along that narrow but so scenic path. From there, we headed back into town, exploring the other gorge before ending up at Gifford House for pies. When we finished with Fruita, our group headed out to Goblin State Park. After playing in the goblins, we dined at Dukes Grill for dinner before driving back to Torrey. Day three was the entire Loop the Fold, with an offroad drive up the Muley Twist spur which is just past the switchbacks (Muley is 4×4 only). Per your itinerary, we dined in Boulder at the Burr Trail grill… excellent as promised. Thanks for all of your route suggestions and useful tips! Worth every penny of the minor cost of the itinerary. We do recommend that travelers use one of the GPS navigation apps such as onX or GAIA to help you find your way. Suggestion…. Perhaps you could include some .gpx files?

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  1. Fred Ginsburg

    In May 2023, we led 6 jeeps on a trip to Capitol Reef. We had watched your videos and that inspired us to purchase the itinerary, which we used as a basis for our trip itinerary. We opted for the 3 days in park schedule, with our own twist. So day one for us was the full Cathedral Valley Loop, including the river crossing. Per the Ranger’s advice, we ran the loop clockwise beginning with the river crossing. The Ranger pointed out that if we had a problem with the crossing, better to find out before having driven the whole day only to have to double back! Our second day we spent in Fruita. We drove the Gorge early, since it gets crowded quickly along that narrow but so scenic path. From there, we headed back into town, exploring the other gorge before ending up at Gifford House for pies. When we finished with Fruita, our group headed out to Goblin State Park. After playing in the goblins, we dined at Dukes Grill for dinner before driving back to Torrey. Day three was the entire Loop the Fold, with an offroad drive up the Muley Twist spur which is just past the switchbacks (Muley is 4×4 only). Per your itinerary, we dined in Boulder at the Burr Trail grill… excellent as promised. Thanks for all of your route suggestions and useful tips! Worth every penny of the minor cost of the itinerary. We do recommend that travelers use one of the GPS navigation apps such as onX or GAIA to help you find your way. Suggestion…. Perhaps you could include some .gpx files?

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