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Located in the heart of Utah’s red rock country, Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden gem teeming with natural beauty and a wide array of vibrant wildlife. Tourists from around the country visit to experience the cliffs, canyons, and striking rock formations. The diverse landscape serves as a home for a variety of unique animal species, making it an ideal destination for wildlife sightings. If you’re planning a trip to Capitol Reef National Park,
A popular Utah vacation for travelers from many parts of the world is to visit the state’s Mighty Five national parks. Often these trips have a very limited time at each park due to the amount of travel required to see each park. Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are located near Colorado to the east and Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks are closer to Arizona and Nevada in the southwest section of the state.
Poison Spring Canyon Located 17 miles south of the town of Hanksville on SR-95 between the Caineville Desert and Glen Canyon is Poison Spring where outlaws, cowboys and native Americans once roamed. This single trail track is the only motorized route that crosses the Dirty Devil River between Hanksville and Hite located in Glen Canyon National Recreation area. The route progressively becomes narrower as it winds through an ever-deepening canyon approaching the Dirty Devil River. 
What do the moon, mars, dinosaurs, and dirt bikes have in common? They all share an area called the Caineville Desert between Capitol Reef National Park and Hanksville Utah. Southcentral Utah is home to unique and unusual landscapes. The terrain in this region is different from the rest of southern Utah that is known for its red rock rock canyons and cliffs. Mancos Shale mesas in hues of yellow and grey look as though they

BlueJohn Canyon: A Hidden Gem

Posted by Bob Grove on  April 16, 2022
Category: Blog
The American Southwest is home to countless canyons and narrows, one of which has grown in infamy: BlueJohn Canyon.  Don’t let that scare you, though, if you’re looking for a canyon less traveled by. We’re heading just outside the center of Utah’s Mighty 5; this lesser-known attraction is one you won’t want to miss whether you’re a first-time visitor of Capitol Reef Country or you’re a veteran explorer of the area. It’s time to add

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