Articles Tagged ‘Capitol Reef’

Save the Date: National Park Week is April 16-24

Save the Date: National Park Week is April 16-24 April 8, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
National Park Week is April 16-24. In celebration of this, entrance to all national parks is FREE that week! So, if the government hasn’t shut down in the meantime, plan to visit your local national park or subsidiary (monuments, etc.) and get a load of all that gorgeous nature for free. Don’t...

Playing Safe & Smart in Utah’s National Parks

Playing Safe & Smart in Utah’s National Parks March 18, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
It’s another dramatic, tragic headline: two brothers go camping and climbing in Canyonlands National Park for about a week. Two days in, there’s an accident and one brother falls while rappelling from a high cliff ledge. He dies at some point while the other brother, trapped on the ledge,...

Hike of the Week – Ferns Nipple

Hike of the Week – Ferns Nipple March 12, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Hmm, racy name, you think. Who, you ask, is Fern, and why would I want to hike up to her nipple? I’m glad you asked. Ferns Nipple, a prominent (ahem) point in Capitol Reef National Park, is a glorious swirl of sandstone proudly jutting toward the sky. Reached by one of a few circuitous, fairly...

Capitol Reef Scenic Drive Closures

Capitol Reef Scenic Drive Closures February 7, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
The Scenic Drive in Capitol Reef will have occasional closures and delays February-July 2011. Long in need of some repairs, the paved road that winds through some of Capitol Reef’s most stunning geologic formations might be a challenge at times for visitors. The most popular sections of the road,...

Hike of the Week — Hickman Bridge

Hike of the Week — Hickman Bridge February 4, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Hickman Bridge is easily the most hiked trail in Capitol Reef National Park. A two-mile out and back, it leads you up carved sandstone steps; past landscape dotted with pinyon, juniper, and black basalt rocks; under a “moki” remnant (Fremont Indian granary); and up to the natural bridge itself....

Hike of the Week — Capitol Gorge

Hike of the Week — Capitol Gorge December 10, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Down the Scenic Drive in Capitol Reef National Park, two major canyons slice due east very shortly after the campgrounds. The second canyon is Capitol Gorge, a twisty journey through sandstone canyons that can still take my breath away, despite all the other seriously breathtaking sights in Capitol Reef. Now,...

Hike of the Week — Sunset Point

Hike of the Week — Sunset Point December 3, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Don’t most national parks have a sunset point? I might be biased, but I will say that the Sunset Point in Capitol Reef is probably among the best. In the wintertime? Superb. Looking eastward from the 6,400-foot point, the park sprawls with dramatic intensity before you. Creamy white Navajo sandstone...

Veterans Day Fee Free at National Parks

Veterans Day Fee Free at National Parks November 7, 2010 | Events, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
It’s another fee-free day at America’s national parks this Thursday the 11th. In honor of the service men and women who have fought (and still do) for our country, this day is one of several that will offer free entrance to national parks that usually charge fees. Remember, though, that of...

Visit the Museum of Moab For $5

Visit the Museum of Moab For $5 October 5, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
How Cheap Is Cheap? Who can buy anything for $5 these days? It hardly gets you a double tall skim mocha latte, for pete’s sake. And about a gallon and a half of gas. Moab’s no exception (hey, it’s a tourist town, locals have to survive somehow). However, you can get a whole heck of...

Fee Free Public Lands Day 9.25.10

Fee Free Public Lands Day 9.25.10 September 22, 2010 | What's New | Read More
It’s that time again–no fee at all to enter U.S. National Parks this Saturday, September 25! In celebration of National Public Lands Day, you can get a reasonable and very fun vacation, weekend, or day jaunt to your favorite park. I admit I’m biased, but here are my favorites: Arches...