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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.
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
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.
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.
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
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