One of five national parks in Utah, Capitol Reef is a little-known gem that receives far fewer visitors than its famous neighbors, Bryce Canyon and Zion. Yet the same soaring spires, massive domes, narrow canyons and graceful arches that lure Scouts to those other well known parks can be found at Capitol Reef.
Hike to Hamburger Rocks to find hamburger-shaped hoodoos sitting atop a table of white sandstone. The Upper Muley Twist is a slot canyon dotted with natural bridges and arches. Then there’s the rust-colored Chimney Rock and the massive Castle. Camp at Fruita Campground, a true oasis in the Utah desert. Its 70 sites are surrounded by peach, apple, pear, plum, mulberry, cherry and apricot trees.
Capitol Reef National Park
HC 70 Box 15
Torrey, UT 84775