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I saw pictures of this butte and wanted to see/photograph it myself and to see it up close was... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2018
Phoenix, Arizona
Stop at the Nielson Wash

We could see the awesome Factory Butte while driving on Route 24 to Capitol Reef. We pulled out on... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2017
Allendale, New Jersey
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28 Apr 2018
29 Jul 2018
“Just OK”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

Not really that awe-inspiring compared to what can be found inside Capitol Reef. Perhaps there's a reason this isn't in the park. While driving the full 4WD loop can be an adventure in itself, especially the back side, I did not really find the butte...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

I saw pictures of this butte and wanted to see/photograph it myself and to see it up close was amazing. Almost like it was waiting for me and watching every move I made. The surrounding area is also amazing.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 28, 2017

We could see the awesome Factory Butte while driving on Route 24 to Capitol Reef. We pulled out on a dirt road leading to it and explored the Nielson Wash...this is a conduit for water during flash floods and heavy rains, so don't approach if...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank tcampbell210
Reviewed April 6, 2017

I travel to the southwest every year and always stop at Factory Butte. Its just amazing to see. It is visible from the main road but if you have a 4X4 vehicle you can take the side road and get closer to it and really...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Mark M
Reviewed December 4, 2016

Spectacular landscape, damaged by ORVs. A warning of what can happen to remaining Utah wilderness. RV area is limited somewhat, but not a pleasant venue.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed September 5, 2016

One highlight of the drive from Caineville to Torrey, Utah (Capitol Reef National Park) on Highway 24 is the view of Factory Butte from the highway. Definitely worth a stop to take in this otherworldly landscape.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Portia1125
Reviewed November 27, 2015

We did this road in a very capable Jeep. Recommend a high clearance vehicle, not a Subaru. This is a very interesting road. Stop and see the cabin. We got to see a family of owls. Changing scenery.

Date of experience: November 2015
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