National Parks / Natural World

Capitol Reef National Park Torrey

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Capitol Reef National Park
HC 70 Box 15
Torrey
UT
84775
Tel: (435) 425-3791 ext.

Directions

Traveling westbound on Interstate 70: Take Utah State Highway 24 west towards Hanksville (exit 149). Stay on Highway 24 for 95 miles to reach the park Visitor Center. Traveling on Interstate 15: Take US Highway 50 east at Scipio (exit 188) towards Salina for 30 miles. At the junction with Utah State Highway 89/259, turn right (south) and travel 8 miles. Turn left (east) onto Utah State Highway 24 towards Sigurd. Continue on Highway 24 for 82 miles to reach the park Visitor Center.

Where are we going today?

The Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile long wrinkle in the earth's crust known as a monocline, extends from nearby Thousand Lakes Mountain to the Colorado River (now Lake Powell). Capitol Reef National Park was established to protect this grand and colorful geologic feature, as well as the unique natural and cultural history found in the area.
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When can we go?

The park and campgrounds are open year round. The Visitor Center is open daily (except for some majo

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Visitors of Capitol Reef will find a wide range of habitat types that support diverse plant and animal life. .

What people are saying?

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    One of my favorite places on the planet. Superlative scenery, stunning landscape. I've been there three times and would go there every year if I could. (Although I'd hate for it to get crowded! I love the desert solitude!) My favorite hikes are Navajo Knobs and Frying Pan Trail.

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    I didn't get to spend as much time here as I have in other National Parks..but what I saw was beautiful scenery, wonderful staff, and pretty nice camping neighbors at the camp site. You should go. This is God's country!

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    The canyons at Capitol Reef are very nice. The campground filled very early with RVs and trailers, but we were able to get a spot. The surrounding area is also nice and worth a hike.

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    Been there in May'13. That NP is best thing we've seen around the entire Colorado Plateau. We did the Nottom Bullfrog road with Grand Staircase as well as the Pioneer Registers and the Water tanks. Just outstanding! Had our stay in Torrey... Wonderful town.

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    Beautiful place to go. Best place I've camped in a long time.

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