16 Pictures of Capitol Reef National Park in Utah
November 17, 2017

Back in 2012, I said that I wasn’t that impressed with Capitol Reef National Park, but I said that during a quick drive-through after spending a week in Moab and then four days at Bryce Canyon National Park. At the time, I just wasn’t as blown away as I am by so many other national parks. It was pretty, but no more-so than a lot of Utah that I had seen. Then this past Spring, on another drive-though, I totally ate those words… Coming up and over the Burr Trail though Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument into the Waterpocket district of Capitol Reef was absolutely stunning and made me do a 180° flip on my first impression. That drive only left me more curious.

In mid-October, I went back to spend three days exploring the park – Each day I hiked 8-10 miles, drove 20-30 miles of jeep trails, and made sure to shoot sunrise and sunset on each end. I got a ton of pictures, but not much to write… so here’s 16 pictures of beautiful Capitol Reef National Park.

Pictures of Capitol Reef National Park Utah

Strike Valley

Pictures of Capitol Reef National Park Utah

Fruita Orchards

Pictures of Capitol Reef National Park Utah

Double Arch, Upper Muley Twist Canyon

Pictures of Capitol Reef National Park Utah

Burr Trail Switchbacks

Pictures of Capitol Reef National Park Utah

Fruita

Pictures of Capitol Reef National Park Utah

Goosenecks Overlook & Sulpher Creek

Pictures of Capitol Reef National Park Utah

Sunrise over the Henry Mountains

Pictures of Capitol Reef National Park Utah

Sulpher Creek

Pictures of Capitol Reef National Park Utah

The Castles

Pictures of Capitol Reef National Park Utah

The Golden Throne

Pictures of Capitol Reef National Park Utah

Cassidy Arch

Pictures of Capitol Reef National Park Utah

Ferns Nipple

Pictures of Capitol Reef National Park Utah

The Grand Wash Narrows

Pictures of Capitol Reef National Park Utah

Cathedral Valley

Pictures of Capitol Reef National Park Utah

Cathedral Valley

Pictures of Capitol Reef National Park Utah

South Desert, Cathedral Valley

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