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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Capitol Reef National Park accepting applications for 2019 Artist-in-Residence

Applications are being accepted for Capitol Reef National Park’s 2019 Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program. The park is seeking applicants for the AiR program who will be able to interpret park resources in a unique way that engages the public through a variety of mediums such as painting, drawing, or photography. The goal of this program is to promote art and inspire visitors to appreciate and preserve the park.

NPS Approves Livestock Grazing and Trailing Management Plan

Torrey, UT –National Park Service Acting Intermountain Regional Director Kate Hammond approved the Capitol Reef National Park Livestock Grazing and Trailing Management Plan, which incorporates substantial public and stakeholder input.

Celebrate the Dark Night Sky at Heritage Starfest on October 4 to 7, 2018

Capitol Reef National Park and the Entrada Institute are partnering to present the 9th annual Heritage Starfest. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about dark skies.

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Cathedral Valley Area

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Cathedral Valley Area

Capitol Reef Scenic Drive

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Capitol Reef Scenic Drive

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Temple of the Sun

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Sunrise, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.

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Sunrise, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.

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Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center

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Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center

Canada To Argentina By Bike

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Canada To Argentina By Bike

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.

Chimney Rock Trail, Capitol Reef, Utah

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

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Canada To Argentina By Bike

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Chimney Rock Trail, Capitol Reef, Utah

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