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Yellow Rock Tour Grand Staircase
"The slot canyons and rock formations of southern Utah comprise some of the most challenging and demanding terrain in North America. Painted rocks jut out of a broken landscape of ancient riverbeds sheer cliffs and bald sandstone domes of varying shades of red orange and yellow. Scrub brush and desert plants cling to life across dry rock plateaus while lush cottonwoods provide shade from the sun along rare creeks and streams.  Much of the landscape was once part of an ancient sea floor millions of ye and while the imposing terrain appears nearly inaccessible at first it provides rare opportunities to capture scenes of aching beauty and unique vistas for those willing to brave the steep slopes of the ancient rock formations.  Your hike up one of these formations the Yellow Rock
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Yellow Rock Tour Grand Staircase
"The slot canyons and rock formations of southern Utah comprise some of the most challenging and demanding terrain in North America. Painted rocks jut out of a broken landscape of ancient riverbeds sheer cliffs and bald sandstone domes of varying shades of red orange and yellow. Scrub brush and desert plants cling to life across dry rock plateaus while lush cottonwoods provide shade from the sun along rare creeks and streams.  Much of the landscape was once part of an ancient sea floor millions of ye and while the imposing terrain appears nearly inaccessible at first it provides rare opportunities to capture scenes of aching beauty and unique vistas for those willing to brave the steep slopes of the ancient rock formations.  Your hike up one of these formations the Yellow Rock
From $249.00
 
Arizona Desert Helicopter Tour Including Tower Butte Landing
"Land atop the magnificent butte and disembark to enjoy stunning views in every direction. Learn about Navajo history and culture from your pilot and take photos of the surrounding landscape during your 20-minute stop. From your vantage point high above t see Antelope Canyon Lake Powell Glen Canyon Recreation Area and the intricately layered rock formations of the Grand Staircase. Your short but scenic small-group tour ends with your return helicopter ride to Page Arizona.""""Delight in remarkable views of Antelope Canyon
From $249.00

More Local Customs in Capitol Reef National Park

Juniper is Utah's state tree

The Juniper should be the state tree of Utah and this gnarly but beautiful survivor in an often inhospitable terrain is a perfect symbol for a state settled by like-wise strong people who worked hard...
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richiecdisc
Dec 17, 2009

America the Beautiful Pass

Capitol Reef National Park is one of the most affordable of all the western National Parks to visit. In fact, if you do not care to drive the scenic road parallel to the Waterpocket Fold its free but...
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Jul 01, 2009

The Land of the Sleeping Rainbow

The Navajo called this area The Land of the Sleeping Rainbow which is far more poetic than Capitol Reef and probably describes the plethora of colors you will see better too. Red rocks are thus as...
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richiecdisc
Jun 30, 2009

Molly's Nipple

It seems that Mormon's have a bit of a sense of humor when you look at some of the names they gave to the various rock formations doting the Capitol Reef National Park landscape. The one that was...
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richiecdisc
Jun 30, 2009

The orchards

The orchards were planted by the original white settlers to this green river valley. When the land became a park the orchards came with it. The Park service has maintained and continued the orchards...
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Segolily
Apr 20, 2008
 
 
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Top Things to Do in Capitol Reef National Park

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Hickman Natural Bridge Trail

There's a modest parking lot that starts as the trailhead for this trail east of the Visitor Center on Route 24. There are a few pit toilets here as well. The trail itself is for the most part an...
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Loop the Fold Scenic Drive

If not interested in a side trip to the Calf Creek hike and/or drive across the Hogback, the loop heads north on Hwy 12 at Boulder; visit the museum at Anasazi State Park if you have time. Just the...
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Petroglyphs

Along Route 24, east of the visitor center, you'll see a very popular turnout. Here, there is a boardwalk along the mountain face that has a number of great examples of the petroglyphs that are found...
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Frying Pan Trail

This is a dandy which traverses the up and over the top of the Waterpocket Fold and delivers 4-5 stars on the scenery scale. There are only two drawbacks: 1. It’s a trapse across shadeless, solid...
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Fruita Area

The Gifford House was built by one Calvin Pendleton in 1908 and subsequently occupied by two other families, the third being the Dewey Giffords (1928-1969): last of the residents to leave the Fruita...
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Scenic Drive

Gosh, there isn't a road in this park that isn't scenic, and all of them are free with the exception of this one - and it's a mere $10 per motorcycle or carload of people ($7 for bicycles). It's a...
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Top 5 Capitol Reef National Park Writers

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"A Capitol Reef Pie Companion"
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goodfish

"The Big Wrinkle"
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BruceDunning

"An Eclectic Mix of Rock Formations"
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goingsolo

"Can You Keep A Secret?"
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Basaic

"Basaic Capitol Reef National Park Page"
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