Capitol Reef National Park is amazing when the tourist hordes have gone!
It may not have Angel’s Landing or the Bryce Amphitheatre, but it has amazing views and an attraction of its own.
We camped at the Fruita Campground right in the center of the park, unheard of for last-minute camping unless you come in the off-season. There were maybe 10 other spots occupied in the entire campground.
Beautiful hikes through Utah towering sandstone walls along the Grand Wash, the climb up to Cassidy Arch (one of the only arches you can legally stand on), and the popular hike to Hickman Natural Bridge all make Capitol Reef National Park a very popular destination on the National Park loop.
We highly recommend hitting this in shoulder season or off-season, the temperatures will be colder but that bring fewer tourists and more solitude!
Line on Line
Stopping to inspect the lines and colors in the Utah sandstone on our way down from Cassidy Arch.
Spot the Hiker
Red and Orange
Here Come The Aliens
The Fremont Petroglyphs make you wonder what aliens visited the First Peoples.
Light Me Up
Horses at the Fruita Campground
Horses at the nearly empty Fruita Campground. Pardon the video, we were capturing memories not making a movie 🙂