Capitol Reef National Park

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Capitol Reef National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Utah: Grand Staircase-Escalante Self-Guided Driving Tour

    1. Utah: Grand Staircase-Escalante Self-Guided Driving Tour

    Explore the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument on a self-guided tour. Follow the app's directions and learn about the area's history, geology, flora, fauna, and tribal legends. Download the app and start your adventure into the stunning Utah landscape near the Red Canyon Visitor Center, perched high up on the rocky cliffs of Flaming Gorge. Admire the views of the vast Red Canyon, carved by the Green River many eons ago. Next, pass by Bryce Canyon National Park and get a crash course in geology. Then, reach the staircase itself, and get an insight into the ancient Fremont, Puebloans, and the Paiute who once called this land home. Leap back in time another 75 million years and learn why the staircase is so rich in dinosaur fossils. Drive to the next stop at the breathtaking Powell Point vista, where you can see the land unfurl for miles and miles in front of you. Continue into t...

    This was an informative guide. There were lengthy gaps between chapters and we thought that these gaps could be filled in by providing more information or stories about the history in that area. We did notice some stories repeated between this guide and the Bryce Canyon guide. Overall this is a great way to have your own personal tour guide.

  • From Salt Lake City: Private Capitol Reef National Park Tour

    2. From Salt Lake City: Private Capitol Reef National Park Tour

    Discover Capitol Reef and the historic people who inhabited this desert oasis. This private tour can include hikes in Capitol Gorge, Grand Wash, and Hickman Bridge. Other iconic formations can be seen on an off-road adventure through Cathedral Valley. During the 3.5 hour drive from Salt Lake City, your guide will describe the many options that are available for you to explore in Capitol Reef National Park. Based on your preferences, your knowledgeable guide will make a customized touring plan that will maximize your experience in the park. Capitol Reef lives in the shadows of several more popular parks and therefore has preserved a peaceful, undisturbed feeling here. Recommended hikes include Hickman Bridge, which is one of the most famous arches in the park and the narrows of Grand Wash. Expand your adventure, as Capitol Reef also has a few fantastic off-road drives through scenery f...

    Honestly the highlight of our trip to Utah! Amazing tour guide! He made us feel comfortable and planned out an amazing experience! I highly recommend it!

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What people are saying about Capitol Reef National Park

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 4 reviews

What a great trip! Neil and his wife Sarah made sure that everything ran perfectly. We hired Neil to take us to Capital Reef National Park and Great Basin National Park, a two day trip. Neil picked us up at our resort and from that moment on he handled everything. He is extremely knowledgeable. He made sure we saw the best of each park and did not have to worry about any of the winter driving. He stayed in contact with Sarah, making us feel very safe. He always had a plan to handle any bumps along the way. Kudos to Sarah for the wonderful chicken kabobs and other wonderful food she sent with Neil. Neil set up a stove, provided comfortable chairs, and we ate our lunch while enjoying the beauty of nature. We were able to go deep into the park, thanks to his 4 wheel drive, very luxurious SUV. We never would have known where to go without him. He was kind enough to send us some of the photos he took along the way. That was a nice gesture. We would highly recommend him.

The guide tour was good. However very poor website. I actually purchased 2 tickets unnecessarily for my wife and I. I thought this included tickets for two to enter the park. This borders on a bit of scammy situation in my opinion. Warning warning warning ,,,, So for any one reading this just be aware to buy only one tour for your car and you have to buy tickets to enter at the park entrance.

This was an informative guide. There were lengthy gaps between chapters and we thought that these gaps could be filled in by providing more information or stories about the history in that area. We did notice some stories repeated between this guide and the Bryce Canyon guide. Overall this is a great way to have your own personal tour guide.

Honestly the highlight of our trip to Utah! Amazing tour guide! He made us feel comfortable and planned out an amazing experience! I highly recommend it!

The audio was awesome, learned a lot about the area and directions were very helpful!