Chimney Rock Loop Trail

Chimney Rock Loop is a moderate hike in Capitol Reef National Park. Though Chimney Rock can easily be seen from the roadside parking lot, this hike takes you to the foot of beautiful soaring red rock walls that are especially beautiful in the morning or evening sunlight. We loved the views…

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Moonscape Overlook

The Moonscape Overlook is a stunning viewpoint east of Capitol Reef National Park. To visit this area, you'll need a vehicle with good clearance and the patience to drive slowly along the rocky roads. The reward is a sprawling overview of a cold, gray world that looks strikingly like the surface…

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Sulphur Creek Trail | Capitol Reef

We found a new favorite hike in Capitol Reef National Park. This one is really amazing for kids and adults alike, but it does come with a little bit more than walking. This is because the hike requires several creek crossings and a little bit of trail finding. Don't worry, though…

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Stan’s Burger Shak | Hanksville

If you are ever in Hanksville, make sure to stop off for lunch at Stan’s Burger Shak. If you are wondering where Hanksville is, it’s in Wayne County, and you can actually buy a shirt that says, “Where the hell is Hanksville?” so you are not alone. When visiting Goblin Valley,…

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Things to do Near Capitol Reef National Park

On our recent trip to Capitol Reef we found quite a few fun things to do near this Utah National Park. We love finding unique spots in Utah that are a little less traveled, and the area around Capitol Reef fits that description. So here is our list of Things to…

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