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Remarkably Preserved

Near the east end of Capitol Reef National Park, easily visible from Rt.22. You can’t miss it. It’s... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Marlin M
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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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It’s on the way

This was a nice little stop and yes it’s right on the highway. It was convenient for me. But it... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2018
Les H
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Ohio
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Highway 24, Capitol Reef National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Near the east end of Capitol Reef National Park, easily visible from Rt.22. You can’t miss it. It’s a pleasant surprise when passing through an area devoid of any evidence of human presence in the past.

Thank Marlin M
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

This was a nice little stop and yes it’s right on the highway. It was convenient for me. But it really is a nice stop. Unbelievable this family lived in this tiny cabin.

Thank Les H
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Can you imagine raising 13 kids in this? Ya, me neither. But this amazing Mormon pioneer family did just that. I was told at the Gifford House that in summer, the boys slept outside. Just the feat of building anything in this remote location gets...More

Thank Becky T
Reviewed July 21, 2018

Worth the brief stop to see the remains of the cabin and read the Behunin family story. Helps to get a sense for what the early pioneers experienced in this area.

Thank Marian R
Reviewed June 20, 2018

This tiny cabin was lived in briefly by the Behunin family (a dozen children). The river's frequent flooding forced the settlers upstream to what is now Fruita. Fascinating construction with the local red slate-like sandstone.

1  Thank Bgallersmith
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Just go read the sign. It will blow your mind. I'm not sure if the whole family lived here when there were 13 of them, but if so, they must've had to sleep standing up! This place is TINY.

Thank sally8363
Reviewed May 17, 2018

If you're traveling to Capitol Reef from the east/north, you'll come across Behunin on your way to the park's official visitor center. Striking representation of how hardy and rugged and determined the people who settled this land were to call it their home.

Thank Zach S
Reviewed May 12, 2018

If you stop by this interesting cabin (you cannot enter) there is an informational sign you can read which is interesting. You can look in the window here.

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Behunin Cabin is a historic red sandstone cabin build by a Mormon pioneer who lived in the area in 1882. There is a small pullout on the south side of Utah Route 24 for parking. We stopped by the cabin around 1pm on a Sunday...More

Thank pingaroo
Reviewed November 24, 2017

Our first stop of the day was just a few miles inside the park at the historic Behunin Cabin which is listed on the National Register. The one room stone house measures 13′ x 17′ and Elijah Behunin and his wife and thirteen children lived...More

1  Thank Steve C
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