Capitol Reef National Park is located near Torrey, Utah. If you haven’t been to Capitol Reef, it’s likely that you’ve never even heard of Torrey. Torrey is located roughly 11 miles away from the Visitor Center for the park, about 2.5 hours from Moab, UT (the nearest “large” city) and just over 3 hours from Salt Lake City, UT.
While packing for your visit to Capitol Reef National Park isn’t too hard, it helps to have a few tips to help make sure you are well prepared. Here are a few of the things that we think are "must haves" when planning a trip to Captiol Reef National Park!
There are a ton of great Capitol Reef National Park hikes that are worth trying out when visiting this remote location in Utah. While much of the park can be very challenging (and time consuming!) to get to, there are great rewards in both the Fruita District (which is where visitors tend to spend most of their time) and the other more remote parts of Capitol Reef National Park.
For those that do want to hike, it can be daunting trying to go through the dozens of hikes in Capitol Reef National Park and narrow it down to just one or two if you are limited on time. That’s why we wanted to put together this list of great hikes in Capitol Reef National Park to help take the guesswork out of planning your upcoming trip.
The Hickman Bridge Trail is one of the most popular trails in Capitol Reef National Park. The Hickman Bridge Trail is a perfect way to quickly see some of the diversity that this park has to offer and will have you wanting to see more!
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U.S. National Parks are famous for their incredible scenery. Some of the most iconic views, like Tunnel View can be seen from a parking lot. However, you’d be missing out if you didn’t lace up your hiking boots and leave the pavement and boardwalks to see these gorgeous vistas!