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Capitol Reef National Park

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Address: Capitol Reef National Park, UT 84775
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This was one of our spring break National Park stops. We were there on March 14 otherwise known as Pi day. There's a bakery in the park that sells pies, cinnamon rolls, and other... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of our spring break National Park stops. We were there on March 14 otherwise known as Pi day. There's a bakery in the park that sells pies, cinnamon rolls, and other things that were really tasty. There's not much for wireless coverage so don't expect to use your phone. This was OK because we as a family... More 

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Memphis, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Capitol Reef was amazing. it was practically empty, so we felt like we had the park to ourselves. Beautiful vistas, amazing hikes... we absolutely loved it. We also went during the offseason, so don't be discouraged by that- it may have even been more fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this last weekend before the crowds. I was blown away how beautiful it was. I've lived in Utah my whole life and been to Arches, Zion, and Canyonlands multiple times but never knew anyone who had been here, so we thought we'd give it a go. We loved Cathedral Valley and the scenic drive, with multiple side hikes... More 

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Capitol Reef should definitely be on your list of parks in Utah (but we still liked Zion, Bryce, and Arches better). Capitol Reef does have several unique features such as the orchard, rock formations, petroglyphs, etc.

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Holliston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

This park unfortunately gets overshadowed by the other 4 national parks - but we loved it! We thought it was just going to be a nice drive through but were we surprised. There was rock formations, petroglyphs, hiking, orchards - a beautiful spot. And don't leave without tasting the baked goods - the pies were divine.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

It is almost redundant to say this is a beautiful area - it is spectacular. I will say that we were told that this is a less visited park and therefore easier to manage. We were there mid-May and it was a zoo. Car travel through to get to our motel was snail's pace and the information center was over... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I drove through Capitol reef about 4 times before. Always stopped at the visitor center to listen to the settler history of fruits, but was always on the way to somewhere else. This time we went on the scenic drive behind the visitor center. Oh, was I surprised how much more there is to the park then mormon history! Go... More 

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Stafford, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This was our 2 park on our whirlwind trip to 3 parks in 3 days. It was truly a beautiful place and I'd love to go back when it was warmer and hike some of the trails. Since we were there in January there was some snow on the ground but it only added to the beauty. A definite bucket... More 

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Beckley, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

To say that I loved Capitol Reef is an understatement. We visited 19 National Parks and our day here was one of the best. My two kids loved the Junior Ranger programs, Capitol Reef's building was small but they gave them such individualized attention. We got tiny fruit pies and hand churned ice cream, a unique experience. Had a most... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This park should be on your bucket list. The drive on Utah Hwy 24 from Moab was spectacular. The crowds up in Arches were a bit of a turnoff for such a scenic state but the trip to Capitol Reef was the highlight of our vacation. We stayed in Torrey in our RV and ventured out in the Jeep to... More 

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