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Capitol Reef National Park

A June 2004 trip to Torrey by christinezoo

Fruita Campground Photo, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah More Photos
Quote: Capitol Reef is a beautiful national park with cool red rock formations. It is in Utah, about 45 minutes from Fish Lake. The park is about 75 miles long.

Fruita

Attraction

Quote:
Fruita is an old pioneer town in the middle of Capitol Reef National Park. There are a few old pioneer buildings, a park, and some fruit orchards. When we were at the park, we saw a deer wander through. In the fruit orchards, it was cherry season when we went. They have ladders and sacks for you to pick your own fruit. There's also a scale and a little bank box. There is a sign that tells you how much to pay per pound. It is an honor system type thing. My kids thought picking cherries and eating them was great. The pioneer buildings weren't too exciting. The Fruita area is a nice place, and is a good place to stop when you are in Capitol Reef.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 25, 2006

Fruita
Capital Reef National Park
Fruita, UT 84775

Hiking

Attraction

Quote:
There are a lot of different hiking trails in Capitol Reef. Since we had children ages 2 and 4 with us, we chose very easy trails. There are a few trails that are only about half a mile. They lead you to a nice scenic area overlooking canyons and red rock formations. There are a lot of other hiking trails in the park, with varying distances. Back country hiking is allowed. Just be smart when you are hiking, and wear good shoes and bring water.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 25, 2006

Capitol Reef National Park

Attraction | "Visitor's Center"

Quote:
The Capitol Reef National Park's Visitor's Center has a small museum in it. Honestly, I thought the museum was boring. I don't remember anything about it except that. They also have maps you can take and maps of the hiking trails. They can also tell you where to go. So, it is good to stop at the Visitor's Center so you can figure out where you are going, but it isn't an exciting place to stop.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 25, 2006

Capitol Reef National Park

Torrey, Utah 84775
(435) 425-3791

Fruita Campground

Hotel | "Camping"

Fruita Campground Photo, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Quote:
There are 3 campgrounds in Capitol Reef. The one in Fruita is a regular campground and costs $10. The other two, Cathedral Valley and Cedar Mesa, are free. They are called "primitive" camp grounds.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 25, 2006

Fruita Campground
Highway 24, Adjacent to Fremont River
Capitol Reef National Park, Utah 84775

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christinezoo
West Jordan, Utah

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