In an expansive, evocative world that boasts massive domes, deep canyons, and colored cliffs, “Spectacular” is a perfect word to describe the broad, sweeping sights. The landscape is seemingly endless; a limitless view of twisting tortured stone. It almost feels like another planet at Capitol Reef National Park.
While more frequented parks in the area bring in many with their soaring cliffs, Capitol Reef provides a glimpse into what this land was like when only earth and sky ruled. The park includes all the best pieces of both Bryce and Zion Canyons in a place that is far less crowded.
With the rig packed and wheels ready to turn, you’re off for an experience only Utah can provide. Utah’s motto of “life elevated” is appropriate for more than the terrain. It’s a serene, relaxing experience, and a sure choice for the perfect RV getaway.
The park received its name due to the many white Navajo Sandstone domes that liken the nation’s Capitol Building as well as the landscape’s visual resemblance to a reef. There is certainly no lack of geologic formations, and these astounding features offer ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. While it may require a little more effort to explore the many ins and outs of Capitol Reef National Park, it doesn’t take long to realize that the park provides some of the most incredible layouts in the Southwest.
Capitol Reef's Fruita Campground offers 71 sites without hookups on a first-come, first-served basis. RV campers can find sites with full hookups at the nearby Richfield KOA campground. Amenities there include cable and Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, a pool, a pavilion, a game room, miniature golf, a dump station, and a dog park.
Open year-round, Capitol Reef National Park welcomes all outdoor enthusiasts to discover more and do more. Time to get parked and get out there!