Capitol Reef National Park is, in our opinion, the best of all the national parks in Utah. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch want to prove that to you. We hope the reasons we give will be enough to convince you to stop by and check out Capitol Reef- the superior national park.
Variety is the name of the game – Capitol Reef has a great assortment of scenery taken from the palette of rugged Utahan beauty. If you like slot canyons, you can squirm through Cohab Canyon, or head south into the wonders of Waterpocket Fold. If you’re the kind of person that wants to get up and look down on the world, you can hike to the iconic Castle or get up behind Cassidy Arch. Capitol Reef is also in the unique location for a mix of alpine mountains and desert dunes. As we say here, “Go an hour in any direction and you’ve gone to a different world.”
The air is fresher up here – according to the National Park Service Capitol Reef has the cleanest air in the state of Utah. This is good for your lungs, but also for your eyes. Clean air helps you to see farther. Take in the 360 degrees of gorgeous desert and mountain views.
Freedom and no fees – Capitol Reef doesn’t charge an entrance fee, just standard camping fees, if you stay at a designated campground. There is an amazing amount of freedom in the park. Heck, you don’t even have to stay on the trails. You can pick fruit in season and eat it right off the trees. Just be respectful to the natural wonder, don’t feed the animals, and you can have the run of the place. It’s your national park, go have fun.
Of course these are only the first three reasons that come to mind. We have a lot more. Visit Capitol Reef, and we think you’ll come to feel the same connection that we have for this superior national park. Stop by the Lodge, and let us know how we can help make you visit better.