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Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef National Park Tour

Description

Capitol Reef National Park boasts some of the most impressive and important geology in all of southern Utah. More than that, the park offers a one-of-a-kind window into the state’s past. There’s plenty to see and do and with Shaka Guide, we’ll take you to historic spots, scenic overlooks and family-friendly hiking trails.

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

• Visit historic sites like the Fruita Schoolhouse and Fremont Petroglyphs
• Take in views of the Waterpocket Fold - a 100 mile long wrinkle in the earth’s crust
• Stop by Fruita Orchards for local produce
• Take a picturesque ride along the park’s scenic drive

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

Recommended Start Time: Before 8:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Torrey and Hanksville
Time to complete: 4+ hours

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​Features

  • Views

  • Hikes

  • Storytelling

Tour Stops

  • Chimney Rock Loop Trail

    Chimney Rock Loop Trail

  • Goosenecks Overlook

    Goosenecks Overlook

  • Visitor Center

    Visitor Center

  • Fruita Orchards

    Fruita Orchards

  • Gifford Home & Museum

    Gifford Home & Museum

  • Fruita Schoolhouse

    Fruita Schoolhouse

  • Fremont Petroglyphs

    Fremont Petroglyphs

  • Hickman Bridge Trail

    Hickman Bridge Trail

  • Cassidy Arch Trail

    Cassidy Arch Trail

  • Pioneer Register

    Pioneer Register

  • Capitol Dome

    Capitol Dome

  • Behunin Cabin

    Behunin Cabin

  • Waterpocket Fold

    Waterpocket Fold Eastern Viewpoint

  • Factory Butte

    Factory Butte

  • Panorama Point

    Panorama Point

  • Oyler Mines

    Oyler Mines

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Capitol Reef National Park Tour

Tour FAQ’s

Where does the Capitol Reef National Park Tour go?

This tour has 19 stops. Check out the itinerary here for a complete list of stops and if you’re looking for more information to help plan your trip, here’s what you need to know before you go! 


What should I pack for Capitol Reef National Park Tour?

  • Sneakers
  • Hiking clothes
  • Water bottle
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun glasses and/or hat
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Snacks
  • Cash
  • Car charger *VERY IMPORTANT*
  • Phone mount
  • First aid kit

What should I budget for the Capitol Reef National Park Tour?

This tour has 19 stops. Check out the itinerary here for a complete list of stops and if you’re looking for more information to help plan your trip, here’s what you need to know before you go! 

What are the hours of operation for the stops on the Capitol Reef National Park tour?

The park is open 24-hours. The Visitor center and Gifford house are open 8:30 am to 5:00 pm March - October. November - February, they close at 4:30 pm. 

How can I find out road conditions before I visit the Capitol Reef National Park tour?

Before visiting the park, call 435-425-3791 and use the automated answering service to check road conditions. 

Can I join the Capitol Reef National Park tour en route?

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from.  If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience. 

Can I take the Capitol Reef National Park tour in the opposite direction?

Yes! This tour is available in both an east to west and west to east direction. When you go to start the tour select the starting point and direction that works best for you! 

Other Questions for the Capitol Reef National Park tour? Contact us!

​​Still have questions? Send us an email at aloha@shakaguide.com  or give us a call on 1-888-250-2261.

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