Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks - Capitol Reef National Park (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Capitol Reef National Park chapter from Lonely Planet’s Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks guidebook.

In this forgotten fold of the Colorado Plateau, you’ll find slot canyons that appear as cathedrals cut from the earth, and giant domes that arc into perfectly blue skies. Capitol Reef has a carefree air that promises wide-open vistas, limited crowds (for now at least), and plenty of adventure.

  • pluck apples, peaches and cherries in an historic orchard
  • maps
  • scale the Waterpocket Fold in search of secret slot canyons and lookouts
  • transport
  • explore Capitol Reef’s enormous Navajo sandstone domes
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Day Hikes, Guided Tours, Cycling, Swimming, Fishing, Sights, Fruita Historic District, Highway 24, Sleeping & Eating, Torrey, Goblin Valley State Park.

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