Capitol Reef National Park Tours

Capitol Reef National Park
Capitol Reef National Park is a long stretch of land that includes some bizarre geologic formations, Native American petroglyphs and orchards planted by Mormon pioneers. Established in 1971, Capitol Reef is named in part for sandstone dome formations that are said to resemble the capitol building in Washington D.C. The park also includes a formation called the “Waterpocket Fold,” a 100-mile-long rift where ancient layers of the earth's crust have become visible as they've been pushed up over millions of years.

Native Americans had lived in the area around the 11th century – there are petroglyphs on some of the rocks in the park – and in the 1870s and 1880s Mormon pioneers settled nearby, planting orchards and mining minerals from the rocks. Today, some of the orchards still remain, and visitors can even pick the fruit for a fee.

In addition to simply enjoying the scenery, visitors can also go hiking and horseback riding. Overnight camping in the park is possible with a permit, and there's also a large official campground inside the park.

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Capitol Reef National Park is in south central Utah, roughly 217 miles south of Salt Lake City. It's open year-round, and the visitor center is open from 8am-4:30pm. Entrance fees for the park are $3 per person (good for seven days), and $5 per car (good for seven days). Camping sites at the Fruita Campground are $10 per night.
Address: 52 Scenic Dr, Torrey 84775, USA
Hours: Open 24 Hours
Admission: $3 per person, $5 per vehicle
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