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Capitol Reef National Park

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General Info & Web sites

Capitol Reef National Park Capitol Reef National Park is known for its Waterpocket Fold. The Fold is a 100-mile stretch of buckled earth characterized by red cliffs, unique spires, and large domes. Despite its unique beauty, Capitol Reef is the least visited of Utah's five national parks.

 

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Sights to See
Average Temperatures
January 41°F 18°F
February 48°F 24°F
March 56°F 30°F
April 66°F 38°F
May 76°F 47°F
June 87°F 55°F
July 92°F 62°F
August 89°F 61°F
September 81°F 53°F
October 68°F 42°F
November 53°F 30°F
December 42°F 21°F

 

Park Activities

Biking
  • Capitol Reef Country
    Mountain Biking In Capitol Reef Country.
  • Go-Utah.com
    Complete mountain biking information for Capitol Reef National Park, Utah with maps, photos, trail descriptions, biking guides and outfitters, and more.
  • nps.gov
    National Park Service information about biking in the park.
  • Trails.Com: Mountain Biking
    Capitol Reef National Park Area Mountain Biking - Search for Trails by Map.
  • Utah.Com
    Capitol Reef National Park; where to ride in the Capitol Reef area.
Camping
  • Go-Utah.com
    RV Park and Campground Information for Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.
  • nps.gov
    US National Park Service information about camping in Capitol Reef.
  • Recreation.gov
    Camping options and reservations for camping in Capitol Reef National Park
  • Utah.com
    Campgrounds and camping fees in Capitol Reef National Park.
Climbing
  • nps.gov
    US National Park Service information about climbing in Capitol Reef.
  • Rockclimbing.com
    Find climbing areas and routes in Capitol Reef National Park and discover photos, user reviews, and detailed route info like climbing type and grade.
  • US-Parks.com
    National Parks Travel Guide about Capitol Reef National Park including Climbing.
  • Utah.com
    Rock climbing in Capitol Reef National Park, including routes, reglations and closures.
Hiking / Backpacking
  • Go-Utah.com
    Complete hiking information for Capitol Reef National Park, Utah with maps, photos, trail descriptions, guides and outfitters, and more.
  • nps.gov
    US National Park Service information about hiking in Capitol Reef.
  • Trails.com
    Capitol Reef National Park Hiking - Search for Trails by Map.

  • Utah.com
    Guide to hiking trails in Capitol Reef National Park.

Horseback Riding
  • Go-Utah.com
    Horseback riding is offered in the Capitol Reef National Park area.
  • nps.gov
    Private Horse & Mule Riding at Capitol Reef
  • US-Parks.com
    National Parks Travel Guide about Capitol Reef National Park including Horseback Riding.
  • Utah.com
    Horseback trail rides in and around Capitol Reef National Park.
Scenic Drives
  • Go-Utah.com
    Complete scenic drive information for Capitol Reef National Park, Utah with maps, photos, route descriptions and more.
  • nps.gov
    Capitol Reef National Park - Road Tours
  • Utah.com
    A road called the Scenic Drive winds through the heart of Capitol Reef National Park, allowing visitors to see many of the park's famous formation.
  • Visit Utah
    Nonstop Knockout Scenery: Seeing the best of the Capitol Reef National Park area by car.