EVERYWHERE AROUND YOU
The areas surrounding Capitol Reef National Park are home to hundreds of miles of off road routes ranging from relaxing drives to nail biting adventures. Thousand Lake Mountain to the north, Boulder Mountain to the south and the Henry Mountains south of the town of Hanksville provide spectacular alpine scenery, cool summer temperatures and panoramic views of the surrounding lowland deserts. The roads and trails in these higher elevations are only accessible from late spring through autumn. Off road travel is NOT allowed inside Capitol Reef National Park itself.
Capitol Reef National Park’s most scenic areas including Cathedral Valley with its imposing towers and colorful hills and the Water Pocket Fold rich with geologic and historic sites are only accessible by off road vehicle. These roads are not for the faint of heart as they may become impassable when wet. They are also only accessible by high clearance vehicles.
HISTORICAL HIDEOUTS AND HAVENS
The red rock country of eastern Wayne County includes Horse Shoe Canyon, a remote section of Canyonlands National Park. The Robbers Roost area, hide out to the legendary Butch Cassidy and his “Wild Bunch” is peppered with historical sites and dissected by deep red rock canyons adjacent to the Dirty Devil River. The San Rafael Swell is a large rise in the Earth surrounded by a reef of jagged, contorted rock. Back country roads penetrating this reef provide access to abandoned mining operations and archeological sites.
Fuel, dining and lodging can be found in any of the larger towns including Loa, Torrey, and Hanksville. Outfitters operate out of the towns of Torrey and Hanksville. Back country roads in this area can be long, extremely remote and unpredictable. It is imperative that anyone venturing into these areas do so prepared with adequate food, fuel, water and experience.
Factory Butte is located in Wayne County, Utah between the towns of Caineville and Hanksville, just north of State Road 24. The Bureau of Land Management has issued new motorized recreation rules for the Factory Butte Area. Swing Arm City is an open play area for OHV’s. Outside of Swing Arm City, there is approximately 200 miles of designated routes providing recreational opportunities for all skill levels.
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Fremont River Outfitters
Hc 61 Box 191 , Fremont, UT, 84747
Phone: 435-836-2135 • EmailBig game hunts, photography trips, horseback riding, fishing. We tailor our trips to your needs.
Fremont River Guides
PO BOX 186 , Bicknell, Utah, 84715Experienced fly-fishing guides offering quality fly-fishing excursions on all streams and lakes of the Boulder Mountains, Fremont River drainage, Fishlake Mountain and Thousand Lakes Mountain. Small to large corporate groups for the neophyte or discriminating flyfisher.
The Quiet Fly Fisher Guide Service
17 East 200 North , Loa, Utah, 84747A small local guide service that covers Boulder, Thousand Lake, Monroe Mountains, Fremont River, Fish Lake and more. Full days, Half days. 2 to 3 hour sneak aways. Lunch provided and all equipment if needed. Experience beautiful quiet fly fishing.
Jct. of Hwys 12 and 24 , Torrey, Utah, 847751 hour, 2 hour, 1/2 & full day rides in Capitol Reef, Boulder Mountain, & Thousand Lakes Mountain. Over night & custom pack trips offeres spring, summer, and fall. Guided Fly Fishing trips on public or private water including Fremont River & Boulder Mountain lakes. Full & half day packages. Use our equipment or bring your own. Stock up in our Fly shop. (rods, reels, flys, line, accessories). Interpretive 4×4 tours in Capitol Reef National Park, Escalante Grand Staircas, & the Aquarius Plateau of Boulder Mountain. Professional & knowledgable guides introduce you to incredible scenery, wildlife, & archeological sites. We do the driving! Lunch included. Aquarius Plateau wildlife tour offers opportunities to view Elk, Deer, Antelpe, Bald & Golden Eagles, & more, plus scenery. Guided day hikes & custom backpacking trips in all of souther Utah. Complete outfitting service, custom itineraries, & professional guide service.
Capitol Reef Four Wheel Drive Self Guided Tours
1050 West Highway 24 , Torrey, Utah, 84775435-425-3500, 800-355-8995, 1050 West Highway 24, Torrey, UT 84775. Located at Thousand Lakes RV Park. Specializing in self guided tours of Cathedral Valley.
Fremont River Guides & Retail Store
135 East Main Street , Torrey, Utah, 84775Experienced fly-fishing guides offering quality fly-fishing excursions on all streams and lakes of the Boulder Mountains, Fremont River drainage, Fishlake Mountain and Thousand Lakes Mountain. Small to large corporate groups for the neophyte or discriminating flyfisher. Jeep Tours, ATV tours, and retail store.
Hondoo Rivers & Trails
90 East Main Street Box 750098, Torrey, Utah, 84775800-332-2696, Vehicle, horseback and hiking tours Daily & multi-day. Capitol Reef NP, Grand Staircase/Escalante NM and beyond. Since 1975. Shuttle services for hikers, bikers and hunters.
Redrock Adventure Guides
241 East 100 North PO Box 750190, Torrey, UT, 84775Guided hiking, backpacking, canyoneering, photo tours and shuttles in the Capitol Reef area by long-time Backpacker Magazine Field Editor Steve Howe and a select staff of accomplices. We specialize in taking guests on magnificent wilderness routes we’ve uncovered during 20 years of personal exploration. Enroute we can provide informal instruction on history, geology, ecology, orienteering, photography, rope techniques or hiker safety. Easy or aggressive, quiet or informative, it’s your trip and your choice. Check out our website for photos, sample trips, and guest testimonials. “Custom Adventures. Real Wilderness.”
PO Box 750301 , Torrey, UT, 84775“Exploring Back of Beyond in Southern Utah,” we offer guided hikes, vehicle tours, shuttles, group tours, and overnight trips into the spectacular backcountry landscapes here. Experience the best parts of Capitol Reef with knowledgeable guides who are passionate about both the place as well as introducing it to our guests. Join us to discover secret waterfalls, soaring desert vistas, labyrinthine red rock canyons, fascinating ancient petroglyph panels carved into stone. Choose from a specific set of adventures, or we can custom tailor a trip to you specifications. Our guides take pride in their deep love knowledge of the area, and of being able to show you the best spots for incredible views and photos. Delicious lunches included. Capitol Reef, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Aquarius Plateau, and beyond. Visit our website for trip details, photos, guest testimonials, and special deals.
Get in The Wild Adventures
P.O. Box 29 , Hanksville, UT, 84734
Phone: 1-818-381-9453 • WebsiteBased in Hanksville, Utah, Get In the Wild Adventures offers a wide range of wilderness trips and courses in the most rugged, beautiful and awe-inspiring canyons in America. We operate in locations that few other guide services go including the Dirty Devil/Robber’s Roost Wilderness, Fiddler Butte Wilderness, French Springs Wilderness, Goblin Valley/San Rafael Swell and Capitol Reef National Park. From exciting hiking, backpacking, canyoneering and photography tours to family adventure vacations, vehicle basecamp vacations and hard core expeditions We have trips and programs for adventurers of all ages, interests and skill levels. Extraordinary Adventure Vacations in Southern Utah’s Wildest Places!