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6 Incredible Dog-Friendly Hikes in Utah’s Capitol Reef Country

If there’s one thing Utah’s good at, it’s the great outdoors. Utah has so much to offer in the way of hiking, camping, and just spending time in nature. From deserts to mountains, its variety of biomes ensures that you and your dog will never get bored of exploring. Hiking is a great combination of […]


12 Things to Do This Winter in Capitol Reef National Park

It might seem like Capitol Reef National Park is best experienced in the spring or summer, but there’s actually quite a bit to do there in the winter. Since the park includes both low-elevation deserts that receive little to no snow and high-elevation areas with mountains and some snow, you’ll find there’s a variety of […]


ATV, Jeep Adventures – Capitol Reef Country

Hit the trails for the ride of your life on one of Capitol Reef Country’s amazing 4-wheel-drive trails. There’s a trail out there for everyone, from easy-on-the-axle Jeep roads to hardcore, rugged 4WD trails that bring out your inner adrenaline junkie. Easy Jeep and ATV Trails The beauty of Capitol Reef Country is in its […]


Irish Slot Canyons

There’s a little bit of the BLARNEY in all of us, and so it’s time to the turn the tables and get  yourself into Utah’s BLARNEY Slot Canyon.  While you’re at it try Leprechaun and Shillelagh.  These three slot canyons are found side-by-side south of Hanksville, Utah, near the fork in the road for State […]


Capitol Reef – Featured in new 60 Sec. Video

Check out this great new video about Utah’s National Park Parks. Capitol Reef is the center of it all, so make your plans, and come on over!


Torrey, Utah – Key Location for Tour of Utah Cycling Race

Cycling Event Coming to Capitol Reef Country!   Aug 5-11, 2013 – Cycling fans, get ready to hit the highway and push the limits of endurance in the 2013 Larry H. Miller – Tour of Utah.  Attracting some of the world’s best cyclists, the Tour of Utah is one of only four UCI-sanctioned American pro […]


Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry

As if the fact that dinosaurs once roamed Utah wasn’t cool enough, now you can get up close and personal with the prehistoric past at the Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry. The 600-foot by 150-foot excavation site reveals a history lesson of Jurassic proportions—literally—with 150-million year-old dinosaur bones unearthed by the Burpee Museum of Natural History as […]


Cassidy Arch & Grand Wash

Hit the trails inside Capitol Reef National Park and walk in the footsteps of history’s most famous outlaws.  The trails through the majestic Grand Wash and the spur trail to Cassidy Arch lead to some pretty unforgettable scenery as you explore the colorful canyon country.  Combining the two trails makes for a 7.5-mile roundtrip hike […]


Utah’s Unique Henry Mountains

The Henry Mountains are a remote mountain range on the Colorado Plateau encompassing about two million acres of rugged backcountry and running about 30 miles from north to south. Elevation ranges from 3,700 feet at the north shore of Lake Powell to a peak elevation of 11,522 feet at Mt. Ellen.  Hanksville to the north […]


Utah’s Scenic Byway 24 – Capitol Reef Country

Scenic Byway 24 runs east and west between Loa and Hanksville, Utah.  This incredibly scenic 75-mile drive winds between the Fishlake and Dixie National Forests, through Capitol Reef National Park, between the San Rafael Swell and the Henry Mountains and near the canyons of the Dirty Devil river basin.  A drive straight through will take […]


Wildlife In & Around Capitol Reef

The region that includes Capitol Reef National Park’s diverse landscape is a natural home to a variety of wildlife habitats.  Along the Waterpocket Fold and throughout the park, pinyon and juniper forests, rock cliffs, biological soil crusts, dry washes and perennial waterways provide homes for dozens of mammal, reptile and amphibian species, and more than […]


Thousand Lakes Mountain

Thousand Lakes Mountain is located in the eastern section of Fishlake National Forest, to the northwest of Capitol Reef National Park. It covers an area of about six acres central to the communities of Bicknell, Fremont, Loa, Lyman, Teasdale and Torrey. The mountain looms from 7,000 feet, where the terrain is craggy and rugged, to […]


John Carter Movie – Filmed at Mars Location

SPECIAL NEWS – The upcoming Disney movie called John Carter was partially filmed in an area of Wayne County, Utah that is referred to as Mars.  The area has a base station where scientists do research and study what life might be like, living on Mars.   Learn more about this area here.    View […]


Utah ATV Trails – Capitol Reef Region

A Good ATV Day with Red & Ray A few days ago I was sitting in a local diner eating a delicious cheese omelet, hash-browns, and wheat toast for breakfast. My orange juice was getting low as I heard a couple of guys sit down in the booth behind me. They commenced to talk and […]


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