Get into the vast backcountry of this diverse park!
Capitol Reef National Park
Capitol Reef is an amazingly diverse landscape and Utah’s 2nd largest national park. With more than 240,000 acres, first time visitors will find it hard to see all the reef has to offer and would be best served staying for several nights to do so.
Cathedral Valley or the north district and the Waterpocket Fold or south district of Capitol Reef is divided by highway 24 which passes directly through the middle of the park. Spectacular backcountry regions require off-road vehicles and knowledge of the numerous options found here.
Capitol Reef Outfitters has tours to all reaches of the park boundaries and invites you to experience what two decades of professional guiding has to offer. Our guides consist of geologists, professional photographers and outdoor addicts who enjoy their work immensely.
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TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK
The north district of Capitol Reef National Park is better known as Cathedral Valley and famous for monolithic cathedrals of Entrada Sandstone that rise hundreds of feet into the sky. See Cinderellas Castle, Temple of the Sun, Bentonite Hills, Jailhouse Rock and more!
The south district of Capitol Reef National Park or Waterpocket Fold district encompasses the largest defining feature in the park and most visitors have no idea what it is. The 100 + mile monocline is the longest in the western hemisphere. See the Strike Valley, Waterpockets, Muley Twist Canyon, Burr Trail Switchbacks and more!
As one of the U.S. states with the most designated dark sky places, Utah is a haven for stargazers and for those who love exploring the beauty at night. Capitol Reef is a designated International Dark Sky Park. As one of the top sites found anywhere in the US, don’t miss this opportunity as it is sure to impress!
Lose yourself within the towering cliffs found throughout Spring Canyon and get away from the crowds. Our guides make for a rewarding day as they unlock the secrets of a myriad of geological formations. Absolutely a remarkable hiking expedition!
Drive your own machine or ride with a guide, utv tours near the Capitol Reef boundaries are spectacular. The thrill of riding with towering red rock cliffs through sandy washes and slick rock is always a slam dunk at any age. Our Hells Hole Tour is simply the best near Capitol Reef.
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Fly fishing near Capitol Reef National Park is the best southern Utah has to offer. This region is all about the Fremont River drainage and the Boulder Mountain lakes where flyfishers find wild brown, rainbow, cutthroat trout and other species. Truly a destination for anglers who will leave wanting more!
The Sulphur Creek Narrows is one of the more stunning hikes in the park for those interested in geology. This route has the distinction of displaying the oldest rock in Capitol Reef and some of the deepest canyon walls as well.
See this amazing lunar landscape for yourself while you get away from the crowded pavement and chaos. Fording the Fremont River keeps most from reaching the northern district of Capitol Reef which requires high clearance 4×4 vehicles.
There is no better 2 hour UTV tour anywhere. We guarantee it! This fun and diverse ride takes us atop towering cliffs overlooking Capitol Reef and eventually to a numerous set of Bentonite Hills similar to sand dunes. A ridge along the top will leave riders with an experience they will not soon forget!
Our guided tour of this unique canyon has so much to offer from Indian petroglyphs to slot canyons and more. A relatively easy to moderate hike that can be done at a slower pace and friendly to almost all ability levels.