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Candid Opinions

Candid Opinions

Posted in: Nature, Outdoor adventures on January 31, 2012.

In this blog, we’ve continually stressed the fact that Capitol Reef is the best National Park in Utah, but we may be a little (understandably) biased. So to prove our point, we at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have complied this list of real people voicing real opinions. They’re convinced; we hope we can convince you.

“This area of southern Utah has a diversity of landscape like no other area in the state – red rock formations and canyons, pristine meadows, alpine forests, as well as lush green valleys.”


“A destination of extraordinary beauty and solitude, Capitol Reef offers a less-crowded alternative for national park visitors.”


“The scenery in this part of Utah is truly stunning and judging by the lack of cars is a beauty that has yet to be discovered by the mainstream.”

“This park doesn’t get as much attention as Zion or Bryce Canyon but is definitely worth a visit.”

“Very quiet, easy to find your way around, very close to the scenery, no sense of barrier to experiencing nature, color, grandeur.”


“Well, now God is just showing off. I mean, there is some serious artwork on display … there’s no denying that Capitol Reef is a masterful canvas that combines every pigment on the palette.”


“Capitol Reef is not a well-known park, but its beauty is surprising… This is a great Park to explore if you want to avoid the inevitable crowds, which surround more popular Parks. I’d definitely like to spend more time here.”


“The scenery was amazing, even after having just been to Zion, Bryce and Arches…”


“When driving into the park I was struck by a truly mesmerizing, colorful rock formation jutting right up from the side of the main highway. It was stunning not only in its beauty but by the fact that I’d never seen a photo of it before… a Mona Lisa of sandstone.”


If you need even more proof, do a simple Internet search, pick up a travel journal, or talk to someone who’s been to Capitol Reef. See ya soon.

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