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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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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
 
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Jeep Rental
"Located in between Bryce Canyon and Capital Reef National Parks on Scenic Byway 12 you can enjoy over 3000 miles of ATV and hiking trails along the Grand Staircase National Monument! This Jeep rental tour allows you to explore Historic Hole in the Rock Road and its red rock slot canyons visit Indian heritage sites dinosaur tracks arches and more! GPS helps guide you so you can travel efficiently on your own schedule. You'll also have the opportunity to ride to cool mountain lakes and marvel at spectacular views around every turn.This trip provides safe reliable and fun transportation to access remote area attractions where passenger cars and motor homes are not recommended. All renters are equipped with a GPS guide to locations and an Emergency Spot Locator so you can feel safe to explore."""
From $235.00

More Transportation in Capitol Reef National Park

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Over The Road Biking

I saw this biker about 4 times while I stopped off and then got back on Hwy 12-the scenic route. He was going 800 miles from Boulder to St. George and beyond. The trip may take him 3 weeks or so, and...
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Torrey-GAs Up

There are few places where you can get gas close by. Boulder to the south 30 miles had little services. Hanksville to the east 50 miles had some gas, but are you going that way? Torrey at the...
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take the highway, that's the best

Driving around the Western US is one of life's great pleasures and Utah is one of the highlights of any western road trip. Getting around to the National Parks requires a car or strong legs and a love...
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The car is again the only...

The car is again the only (efficient) way in getting here ...... and getting around in the Capitol Reef N.P. and Torrey surroundings. In the park here are several wonderful trails that can be followed...
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Top Things to Do in Capitol Reef National Park

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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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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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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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Capitol Gorge Trail

This is a very easy (1 or 2+ miles RT) hike that even couch potatoes can do. At the end of the Scenic Drive, hang a left at the fork onto a dirt road and follow it a couple of miles to a parking...
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Grand Wash Trail

Wish we'd been able to do more of this one 'cause what little we crammed in was fun but the clock was ticking... Grand Wash Trail starts at the end of a 1-mile dirt road off of the paid section of...
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Lower Calf Creek Falls

This is a honey: a 6-mile RT hike to a shady waterfall oasis along an interpretive trail of 17 or so geological, botanical and archeological points of interest. Pick up a brochure at the trailhead and...
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Top 5 Capitol Reef National Park Writers

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richiecdisc

"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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