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Short informative break from travel.

This cabin shows up along highway 24 all of a sudden. There is a pull out for it. A well thought... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2018
F4981JCmichaels
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 August 21, 2018
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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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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 all my respect. Pull over and get out and read about it. Pretty impressive what these trail-blazing people did.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Becky T
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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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Marian R
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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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sally8363
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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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Zach S
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