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Top Attractions and Things to Do in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Spectacular is the word for this national park in Utah.
Vinita Tahalramani
Know what not to miss when you visit the place.
Utah, famous for its national parks and their natural beauty, the Capitol Reef National Park is one among those popular parks.
Quick overview of the National Park with Waterpocket Fold being the highlight.
Highway 24
A perfect drive of about 7.6 miles to the most spectacular views of Capitol reef. Capitol reef—a hidden gem of nature makes the drive worthy.
Capitol Reef Scenic Drive
Hickman Natural Bridge
So you can start your hike with a trail at Hickman Bridge, which is 2 mile long. The hike level is moderate.
Tip: Carry water and spare some time to spend when you reach the top.
What you get is a scenic beauty of the untouched Capitol reef.
The top of the arch offers you a mesmerizing view of coral reef park.
This one is a 3.5 mile hike and one of the most photogenic one. So, do take every opportunity to make your social media collection.
Cassidy Arch
Panorama Point
Watch the sunset or gaze at the stars, you are sure to be amazed at mother nature.
Historophile? Do pay a visit to see these ancient scribbles.
Cathedral Valley
Tip: Carry plenty of water and food before going for a hike or valley loop drive.
Located in North of Fruita, this hidden gem has a Temple of sun and Temple of moon. Interesting you see!
A popular tourist destination and known as an example of 'hanging canyon'.
Cohab Canyon
The trail starts at the Fruita district and moving ahead takes through the steep side of Waterpocket finally ending at the Cohab.
Fremont River
The Fremont river has beautiful views and moderate hiking trails around.
Caution: Swimming in Fremont waterfall is closed since 2011 for security reasons.
Apart from the earlier mentioned ones, the Sulphur creek hike is most famous. Be careful as you may find waters from shallow to deep.
As the park does not have any camping grounds in its premises you got to make arrangements outside. Read ahead for the options available.
Fruita Campground - Pre-booking is a must, as the ground is operational from March to October.
Cathedral Valley Campground - Though no pre-booking, it is quite far from the park's visitor centre.
Cedar Mesa Campground - An hour drive from the visitor centre, offers amazing experience except for the bugs. So do carry a bugs spray.

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