Capitol Reef National Park

Named for its white sandstone cliffs that resemble the domes of US capitol buildings, Capitol Reef National Park features a warp in the earth’s crust that locals refer to as a “reef”- where it gets the balance of its name.

The majority of the park is protected desert land filled with canyons, cliffs, towers, domes, and arches with activities include auto touring, hiking, backpacking, camping, bicycling, horseback riding, canyoneering, and rock climbing.

Drive Highway 24 along the Fremont River, enjoy jaw-dropping sites along the 7.9 mile Capitol Reef Scenic Drive, capture spectacular views at Panoramic Point, and spot unique rock forms like Hickman Bridge.