Sited in south central Utah, Capitol Reef National Park is believed to be a treasure trove imbued with cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges. The park is named for bearing a resemblance to the white rock domes of the U.S. Capitol Building and the rocky ridges like marine reefs.
Unlike other national parks located in the same states Capitol Reef is less frequented by tourists, which results in cultivating a relaxed ambience for visitors.
Capitol Reef encapsulates spectacular colored cliffs, hidden arches, massive domes and deep canyons. The park also contains the 100 mile Waterpocket Fold; which is an enormous buckling of the earth’s surface.
Fall is the best time to visit the parks as the colors are exquisite, the weather is pleasant, and there is fruit for the picking in the Fruita orchards.
The top 5 best rated things to do in Capitol Reef National Park are:
1. Mountain Biking
3. Horseback Riding