capitol reef national park

ShareTweet After 9 days at Capitol Reef National Park in Utah the time finally came to hit the road.  The cabin at the Sand Creek RV Park served as home base all nights at Capitol Reef with the exception of one when a reservation bumped me out of the cabin into the campground during a […]

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ShareTweet The Sunset Point Trail At Capitol Reef National Park is one of the easier trails to hike in the park.  As you might imagine, sine it is called sunset point it can be a popular trail to be on at sunset.  The trail is 1/3 of a mile long following a paved, then maintained […]

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ShareTweet The Old Wagon Loop Trail at Capitol Reef National Park is one of about 15 trails on the main list of maintained hiking trails in Capitol reef National Park.  It is a 3.25-mile loop and covers an elevation gain of 1,100 feet.  It starts at an elevation of 5,900 feet and goes all the […]

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ShareTweet The Fremont Gorge Hike At Capitol Reef is a relatively strenuous hike that covers a total of 4.5 miles (2.25 miles each way) and rises a total of 1,000 vertical feet.  It starts out near the blacksmith shop in the historic Fruita area of Capitol Reef and has a little parking area with no […]

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ShareTweet When you visit Capitol Reef National Park there are a bunch of places to stay.  You can camp; you can stay in a hotel or stay in a rustic cabin.  One of the most economical places to stay without giving up comfort or cleanliness is the Sand Creek RV Park in Torrey, Utah.  If […]

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ShareTweet The second day of camping at the Sand Creek RV Park just outside Capitol Reef National Park started out with another clear day.  The winds howled last night and tried to blow the tent to Kansas but thanks to the wind fence and some stakes in the ground around the perimeter of the tent […]

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ShareTweet The Cohab Canyon hiking trail at Capitol reef is one of the best hiking trails at Capitol Reef National Park!  The park rates it as moderately strenuous as it covers 1.75 miles each way (it is not a loop so you hike the same trail 1.75 one-way and then retrace your steps back to […]

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ShareTweet After an intense windstorm in the campground at the Sand Creek RV Park in Torrey Utah outside of Capitol Reef National Park I escaped unscathed thanks to the wind fence next to the tent.  The tent shook violently the entire night and there wasn’t much sleep to be had.  Normally I don’t’ bother to […]

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ShareTweet Today was going to be one ambitious, long, hot day of hiking at Capitol Reef National Park!  The goal was to get to Hickman Bridge then continue on to the Capitol Reef Rim Overlook and continue on to the Navajo Knobs for a total of 11+ miles of hiking.  After one more day of […]

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ShareTweet The Cassidy Arch Hike at Capitol Reef National Park is one of the more strenuous and spectacular hikes in the park.  The elevation gain is about 1,150 feet over the course of 1.75 miles for a round trip hike of 3.5 miles.  To get to the trailhead you’ll need to drive down past the […]

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