Capitol Reef National Park
PO Box 15, Torrey, UT 84775; (435) 425-3791.
Nearest Lodging: Torrey, Utah
Capitol Reef has gone undiscovered until only recently due to
its isolation and difficulty of access. First given monument status in 1937,
then national park status in 1971, today it has been enlarged to 241,865 acres.
Named for large reef like cliffs that are capped by a white sandstone
formation that resembles the US Capitol.
Contains massive gorges as well as indian artifacts and petroglyphs
the time of Columbus. Also interspersed are fruit orchards started by
early Mormon pioneers.
Tour Fishlake National Forest:
This forest preserve is name for Fish Lake, the largest natural mountain lake in the state of Utah. It is home to the 1000-mile Paiute ATV Trail as well as some of Southern Utah's best stream and lake fishing.
This area is a paradise known for its beautiful aspen forests, scenic byways, motorized and non-motorized trails, elk hunting, and mackinaw and trout fishing. Recreational adventures include scenic drives, mountain biking, snowmobiling, ATV use, hiking, and camping.
Fishlake Forest borders the western boundary of Capital Reef.
Utah SR-24 provides the main access to the park connecting from near
Green River and Salina.
Waterpocket Fold - Predominant
geological feature is almost 100 miles long (72 miles lie with the
national park) of layer of colorful rock that has buckled within the
Cathedral Valley - Northern end of
the park where are 400 to 700 foot high red sandstone monoliths.
Capitol Reef - 20 mile long uplift
portion of the Waterpocket Fold.
Old Fruita School House - part of
old settlement dating back to the 1870's, today it is part of the park
Chimney Rock - scenic viewpoint on west
Panorama Point - scenic viewpoint on west
Goosenecks - scenic viewpoint on west
Visitors Center - located six miles from west entrance
Open Daily: 8AM-4:30PM.
Cassidy Arch - Named for outlaw Butch Cassidy
Capitol Gorge - many pothole pockets in the rock and site
of many Indian ancient petroglyphs.
Golden Throne - major overlook of the area.
Anasazi State Park - located outside of park boundaries
is a 1,000 year old Anasazi Indian Ruins near Boulder.
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area -
Lake Powell borders the southern edge of the park.
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Southern Utah is characterized by some of the most unusual landscapes in the world. Much of the area has been defined into five national parks and even more territory is set aside into a number of national monuments and forest reserves.
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