You can’t visit Southern Utah and not go to a national park. There are five of them after all. You might be thinking, which one? They all sound the same—national, park. Well, there’s a reason they’re called national parks. There are five of them in this region: Bryce Canyon National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Natural Bridges National Monument, Zion National Park…and Capitol Reef National Park. If you’re trying to figure out which is the least impressive and why you should skip it on your next trip south…keep reading. Here are 6 reasons you should visit Capitol Reef National Park on your next vacation!
It’s not just another pretty desert landscape.
When you think about a national park in the desert, what do you think? Flowers? Cacti? Some type of rock formations? Well, Capitol Reef National Park is nothing like that. It’s different. There aren’t any cacti or desert flowers growing naturally in this park. There aren’t any rock formations either. The park has a very different landscape than you would expect in a desert.The park sits below the Waterpocket Fold, which is a huge and long rock formation. The park sits below the folds of rock and is therefore in a different type of desert. This desert is called the Colorado Plateau. It’s a desert, but very different from a cactus desert. It’s a lush desert. There are lots of trees and other plants, but there aren’t any cacti.
You can hike, bike and camp there.
So, we said that the landscape is very different from what you might expect in a desert, but there are tons of hiking trails. There are more than 100 miles of hiking trails in the park. They are all pretty easy to moderate hiking trails. You can hike through forests and canyons. There is one trail that takes you to the base of a waterfall. You can also bike through the park. The biking trails are very easy and perfect for the whole family. Along the trails, you can see the unique landscape of Capitol Reef.There are lots of campgrounds in the park, too. You can choose from electric and non-electric sites. You can even choose from different types of terrain like desert, riparian or meadow. There are fire pits, picnic tables and restrooms at each campground. There’s plenty of space for RVs, too. You can choose from a primitive campground or a developed campground.
The landscape is beautiful and unique.
The landscape is beautiful and unique. It’s a lush forest, but very different from other lush forests. It’s not a redwood forest or a tropical rainforest. It’s a different kind of lush forest. The trees are junipers and pinyon pines. They are called Colorado pines. You might think you’re in Colorado! The park has a couple of waterfalls, too. They are small, but beautiful. You can hike to the lower waterfall or drive to the upper one.There are other landscapes in the park, too. There are canyons, too. The canyons are a big part of this park. They are made of soil and clay. They are softer than the rock formations above them. You can hike or walk in the canyons. You can see the unique landscape of Capitol Reef on the trail or in your car.
You can see rare and protected species of plants and animals.
You can see rare and protected species of plants and animals in the park. The park protects both plants and animals. The rare species are from the Colorado Plateau. The plants and animals in the park are not found anywhere else in the world. They do not live in other lush forests. The plants and animals found in this park are rare and protected. You might not even know what they look like.If you see a Great Basin spiny lizard, you might have seen one of these rare species. It’s a small lizard with bright blue legs and a yellow body. You might also see a desert tortoise. It’s a big reptile with a movable shell on its back.
There’s a scenic drive for spectacular views.
There’s a scenic drive in the park. It’s a nine-mile drive from the visitor center. You can drive to some beautiful views of the park. Along the way, you’ll see some unusual rock formations. You’ll also see some canyons and the Colorado River. You can find scenic areas to stop and walk the trail, too. There are lots of places to hike and walk in the park. There are plenty of trails for all levels. You can choose a trail based on your skill level.You can choose from easy trails or moderate trails. There are difficult trails, too, but you should be prepared and wear the right gear. There are beautiful trails to explore. You can see the landscape and the Colorado River. You can also find waterfalls and other interesting sites.
There’s a narrow path to walk or hike for even better views.
There’s a narrow path to walk or hike for even better views. The path is a loop that you can walk or hike. You can walk it in one hour. You can also hike it in a couple of hours. The path is easy, so it’s good for everyone. It’s a great place to start if you’re new to hiking.The path is like a narrow ridge with great views. You can see the Colorado River below you and the other side of it. You can also see canyons and other trails in the park from this path. You get a different perspective from the path than you do from the trails.
And a narrow path to walk or hike for even better views.
There are lots of places to hike and walk and see great views of the park. There are also lots of places to walk on a narrow path for even better views. If you want to walk and see even better views, you can find a narrow path for it, too. You can walk a narrow path for even better views in the park. There are lots of places to do it.You can walk the path to see even better views. You can walk a narrow path and see even better views in the park. The path is a loop that you can walk or hike. You can walk the path in one hour. You can also hike the path in a couple of hours. The path is easy, so it’s good for everyone. It’s a great place to start if you’re new to hiking.
When people think about visiting Southern Utah, they often assume you have to visit Zion National Park. Well, you don’t have to visit Zion if you go to Capitol Reef National Park instead. Yes, there are five national parks in Southern Utah, but there are also five different experiences.If you’re trying to figure out which is the least impressive and why you should skip it on your next trip south, you don’t have to overlook Capitol Reef National Park. You can visit it and see a different landscape, a different experience.If you want to see a lush desert and a different type of lush forest, visit Capitol Reef National Park. It’s a different type of desert. It’s a