Capitol Reef: Red Rock Eden

Your Capitol Reef National Park Itinerary

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Capitol Reef is a lesser-known national park in Utah, and it likes it that way. People do it wrong – they rush through it on their way through the Utah Mighty Five. It’s best experienced by relaxing while surrounded by red rock walls in Historic Fruita, or by getting off the paved roads and exploring the secluded areas of the park. At the very least, spend some time hiking to get some of the best views of the park.

Map of Capitol Reef National Park


  • Fruita. Small town oasis, orchards, hiking, biking, and history.
  • Torrey. Gateway to Capitol Reef – lodging and restaurants.
  • Capitol Gorge. Scenic canyon route, historic inscriptions, towering walls.
  • Waterpocket Fold. The defining geological feature of Capitol Reef.
  • Cathedral Valley. Backcountry area containing the Temples of the Sun & Moon. 
  • Goblin Valley. Quirky state park with out-of-this-world formations.
  • Scenic Route 12. All-American Scenic Road.
  • Boulder, Utah. Small foodie town with 3 great restaurants and a state park.




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