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Location: Moab

Day 1 - 1 May 2019

Capitol Reef National Park

Moab, Capitol Reef National Park
Moab, Capitol Reef National Park

Content: Our road trip to Capitol Reef National Parkstarted from Moab its a144 miles drive and took 2.5 hours time.

Location: Torrey

Day 1 - 1 May 2019

Capitol Reef Resort

Torrey, Capitol Reef Resort
Torrey, Capitol Reef Resort
Torrey, Capitol Reef Resort

Content: This is the most luxurious place on this list. Located in Torrey, near the entrance to Capitol Reef, this property offers a wide variety of beautifully decorated rooms.

Capitol Reef National Park

Torrey, Capitol Reef National Park
Torrey, Capitol Reef National Park

Content: It costs $20 per vehicle to drive the Scenic Drive and this is good for seven days.

Location: Capitol Reef National Park

Day 1 - 1 May 2019

Highway 24

Capitol Reef National Park, Highway 24
Capitol Reef National Park, Highway 24
Capitol Reef National Park, Highway 24

Content: Highway 24 is the main road that passes through the park. This road twists and turns along the Fremont River. It’s a beautiful drive, with scenic pull-offs and parking lots with access to short hiking trails.

Capitol Reef Scenic Drive

Capitol Reef National Park,  Capitol Reef Scenic Drive
Capitol Reef National Park,  Capitol Reef Scenic Drive
Capitol Reef National Park,  Capitol Reef Scenic Drive

Content: One of the best things to do in the park is to drive the Capitol Reef Scenic Drive. This paved road is 7.9 miles long (one way) and takes you past some of the most stunning scenery in the park.

Grand Wash Trail

Capitol Reef National Park,  Grand Wash Trail
Capitol Reef National Park,  Grand Wash Trail
Capitol Reef National Park,  Grand Wash Trail

Content: While driving down Scenic Drive, we had the option to take the Grand Wash Spur , a gravel road that travels through a long canyon. From the car park at the end of the road, you can hike to Cassidy Arch or hike the Grand Wash Trail.

Capitol Gorge Trail

Capitol Reef National Park, Capitol Gorge Trail
Capitol Reef National Park, Capitol Gorge Trail
Capitol Reef National Park, Capitol Gorge Trail

Content: The Scenic Drive dead-ends at Capitol Gorge Road. Capitol Gorge Road is a gravel road that travels 2.2 miles past enormous canyon walls and is one of the most stunning drives in the park.Capitol Gorge Road ends at the trailhead for the Capitol Gorge Trail. This 2-mile trail is an easy hike through a narrow gorge.

La Cueva Restaurante Mexicano

Capitol Reef National Park, La Cueva Restaurante Mexicano

Content: Excellent vegetarian food. We were passing by and got lucky coming across this family owned restaurant. Fast service, polite staff, big portion size, love their salsa, verde and spicy sauce.

Location: Capitol Reef National Park

Day 2 - 2 May 2019

Hickman Bridge

Capitol Reef National Park, Hickman Bridge
Capitol Reef National Park, Hickman Bridge
Capitol Reef National Park, Hickman Bridge

Content: This hike is 1.8 miles round trip, is slightly strenuous, and takes about one hour. Park in the parking lot located on Highway 24. We did this hike without paying the entrance fee.

Petroglyphs

Capitol Reef National Park, Petroglyphs
Capitol Reef National Park, Petroglyphs
Capitol Reef National Park, Petroglyphs

Content: We saw rock art figures (petroglyphs) created by ancient Native Americans on the drive along Highway 24. Park in the small parking lot on Highway 24 located between the Hickman Bridge trailhead and Fruita. It’s a very short walk to a viewpoint where we saw these figures carved onto the rock wall.

Panorama Point

Capitol Reef National Park, Panorama Point
Capitol Reef National Park, Panorama Point
Capitol Reef National Park, Panorama Point

Content: Panorama Point offers beautiful views over Highway 24 as it cuts its way through the park. This viewpoint is located just off Highway 24 and it is a quick, easy way to get a spectacular view of Capitol Reef Park.

Goosenecks

Capitol Reef National Park,  Goosenecks
Capitol Reef National Park,  Goosenecks
Capitol Reef National Park,  Goosenecks

Content: From the parking lot, it is just a short uphill walk to a viewpoint over the Goosenecks. This is where the Sulphur Creek carved out a canyon, its curving path resembling that of a gooseneck.

Sunset point

Capitol Reef National Park, Sunset point
Capitol Reef National Park, Sunset point
Capitol Reef National Park, Sunset point

Content: We walked back to the parking lot and then took the trail to Sunset Point. This trail is 0.8 miles round trip and takes about a half an hour. Sunset Point gets its name because it is one of the best spots in Capitol Reef to watch the sunset. This is a short, fun trail to a gorgeous overlook in Capitol Reef.

Moab

Capitol Reef National Park, Moab
Capitol Reef National Park, Moab

Content: We ended our journey headed east out of Capitol Reef National Park. It was wonderful adventurous trip.