The Capitol Reef National Park is an amazing natural structure called a monocline that is basically a 'wrinkle' in the crust of the planet and extends from Lake Powell to the Thousand Lakes Mountain. It was identified as a national park to protect one of the most unique geologic structures in the southwestern part of Utah. It is a most fascinating geologic structure and supports some interesting history and culture in the area.
With over 378 square miles of some of the most unique scenery in the world, the Capitol Reef National Park has some features and activities that visitors will surely enjoy, such as:
1. Photographers, both amateur and professional, will find this area has some of the most breathtaking scenery that will provide some incredible photographic possibilities.
2. Campers and RVers will find some great places to pitch a tent or park and RV that provides a great area for a picnic, a hike, or a bicycle ride to help get back to nature.
3. Horseback riding is very popular in this area and the horses are well trained and quite comfortable with the multitude of available trails.
4. Hikers and backpackers will enjoy a day of hiking or some of the more popular back country trails that are perfect for the serious backpackers and hikers.
For the travel who wants a truly unique place to spend a vacation, the scenery that is provided with the Capitol Reef National Park is truly a place for visitors of all ages.