Capitol Reef National Park Utah, Utah

Capitol Reef National Park Utah spans nearly 380 square miles. The park was established in 1971 on December 18 by President Richard Nixon. The park is known for it's large sandstone domes. Visitors to the park like to horseback ride, mountain bike, and hike. Primitive camping is also allowed but requires a permit from the rangers station.

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Capitol Reef National Park Utah

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Park Seeking Information on Vandalism

Capitol Reef National Park staff are seeking information regarding vandalism that occurred on the Temple of the Moon monolith, in the North District (Cathedral Valley). The graffiti was first observed on June 6, 2019 and documented by park staff on June 8, 2019. The graffiti measures 27.5” x 17” and is deeply gouged into the rock. Park law enforcement officers are conducting a criminal investigation. Resource management staff will determine the extent of the damage and the cost to rehabilitate the damage.

Discover Biodiversity at BioBlitz June 22 and 23, 2019

Join the fun at the 2019 BioBlitz in Capitol Reef National Park! The BioBlitz is a collaboration between Utah Valley University, Capitol Reef Field Station, and Capitol Reef National Park. Participants can hike and learn about local biodiversity with the help of experts in the amazing landscapes of Capitol Reef. This is a great opportunity to be outside while learning more about Capitol Reef and to engage in hands-on science in a National Park. You will also be citizen scientists and contribute valuable data to the National Park and worldwide efforts to better understand patterns of biodiversity.

Chamber Music Event Thursday, June 20, 2019

Capitol Reef National Park will host a night of music on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the Fruita Campground Amphitheater. The free outdoor concert performance will start at 7:30 pm. The program will include pieces of music by Dvorak, Brahms, and more, performed by an ensemble of six distinguished classical string players travelling to Utah from as far as Ireland. This program replaces the regularly 8:30 pm scheduled evening program and will last 45 minutes.

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Sunrise, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.

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Cathedral Valley Area

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Tree UT Capitol Reef NP DS 2015

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Capitol Reef Scenic Drive

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Sunset at Temple of the Sun

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Temple of the Sun

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Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center

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Chimney Rock Trail, Capitol Reef, Utah

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Chimney Rock Trail, Capitol Reef, Utah

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About To Hike

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Half of the group walked Sulphur Creek (carrying a ladder and using it to descend the rock walls in order to follow the creek), but WE opted for the Chimney Trail . . . and it was a great choice --- next time, Sulphur Creek.

North of UT 24 just inside the west entrance to Capitol Reef National Park is the Chimney Rock Trail. The trail quickly ascends the side of the mesa, following switchbacks as the slope increases. After a 300-foot climb you are at the beginning of the loop trail. The loop trail circles the top of Mummy Cliff to the south of Chimney Rock, though part of the same formation.

Chimney Rock was once part of the same sediment bed that solidified into the Mummy Cliff and the rest of the mesa. As the mesa eroded further over the millennia, Chimney Rock withstood the tests of time. Made of harder stone, or positioned just right so as to be able to shrug off the winds and stone-splitting frosts, the natural landmark is more resistant to erosion than the surrounding sandstone.

See The Chimney???Chimney Rock Trail, Capitol Reef, Utah

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Chimney Rock Trail, Capitol Reef, Utah

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Chimney Rock Trail --- Capitol Reef National Park, Utah--- Oct 17

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Chimney Rock Trail --- Capitol Reef National Park, Utah--- Oct 17

North of UT 24 just inside the west entrance to Capitol Reef National Park is the Chimney Rock Trail. The trail quickly ascends the side of the mesa, following switchbacks as the slope increases. After a 300-foot climb you are at the beginning of the loop trail. The loop trail circles the top of Mummy Cliff to the south of Chimney Rock, though part of the same formation.

Chimney Rock was once part of the same sediment bed that solidified into the Mummy Cliff and the rest of the mesa. As the mesa eroded further over the millennia, Chimney Rock withstood the tests of time. Made of harder stone, or positioned just right so as to be able to shrug off the winds and stone-splitting frosts, the natural landmark is more resistant to erosion than the surrounding sandstone.

Chimney Rock Trail, Capitol Reef, Utah

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Milky Way Over Temple of The Sun***EXPLORE***

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Milky Way Over Temple of The Sun***EXPLORE***

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