Capitol Reef National Park | Everything You Need To See | Utah Travel Vlog
Utah Travel Vlog - Capitol Reef National Park is the latest destination of The Travels Of Z team. One of the best part of Capitol Reef is the scenic drive specially around the Cathedral Valley are, though it was winter in Capitol Reef we still did the major hikes, no excuses when it comes to hiking. In the list of things to do in Capitol Reef National Park, there are Sulphur creek, Hickman Bridge, Gifford House, Capitol Gorge, Cassidy Arch and more. In this vlog we also talk about park lodging and hotels near Capitol Reef National Park.
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Capitol Reef is home to towering sandstone structures and impressive canyons, but it also holds many ancient petroglyphs, which are engraved etchings into rock walls. Fremont and Ancestral Puebloan people lived here between 600-1300 A.D., and their markings tell what appears to be their the stories, hunting patterns, crop cycles, and mythologies of their lives. What they thought and what exactly they were communicating, will never be known because there is no actual translation available. That’s part of the fun of seeing them: imagining what the conversations of the ancients told of this colorful and rugged place.
You can scour over the beautiful renderings yourself, and take your best guess at a mixture of forms, including pictures that appear to be anthropomorphs (human figures), wildlife, birds, tools, and more esoteric, abstract things. The Fremont people, more than other neighboring Native American cultures, were prolific with their rock art output.
Archaelogical artifacts from the Fremont were first found along the Fremont River, which flows through the park. These people lived in pit-style houses and they lived in bands of several families. They were hunter-gatherers, but also adopted agricultural practices to supplement their diets. The Fremont have left their markings throughout the park in petroglyphs on big rocks.
The most pristine example of Capitol Reef petroglyphs can be seen 1.5 miles east of the visitor center on Highway 24. The parking turnout is well-marked. It’s just a short walk along the boardwalk to get to the impressive petroglyph panel. You’ll note animals they hunted, as well as human-like figures with elaborate horned headdresses. Additionally, there is another rock art panel in Capitol Gorge, as well as smaller petroglyphs in more remote destinations within the park. The most pristine example can be seen 1.5 miles east of the visitor center on Highway 24. The parking turnout is well-marked.
It’s worth mentioning that you should refrain from touching the panels, because the oils in your hands can severely damage and erode these precious and ancient artforms. If you see anyone damaging rock art or any archeological site, report it to a ranger immediately.
The Fremont culture navigated this very landscape that you are exploring, searching for food, documenting the patterns of nature and time, potentially passing on information about medicine, and trying to communicate and translate the divine with petroglyphs. The real question is, what do you think the Capitol Reef petroglyphs mean? Start making plans to visit this mystical attraction on your next trip to Utah!
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Top 15. Tourist Attractions & Things to Do in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Top 15. Tourist Attractions & Things to Do in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah: The Hickman Bridge Trail, Burr Trail, Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center, Fremont Petroglyphs, Goosenecks Overlook, Gifford Homestead, Capitol Gorge Trail, Fruita, Cassidy Arch, Grand Wash Trail, Cathedral Valley, Cohab Canyon Trail, Chimney Rock Trail, Grand Wash Road, Larb Hollow Overlook
10 Best Places to Visit in Utah - Travel Video
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Capitol Reef National Park (TRAVEL GUIDE) | Beautiful America Series | Episode# 5
Capitol Reef National Park travel guide in this beautiful America series by Hipfig for visitors to U.S. National Park.
This Capitol Reef National Park travel guide covers –
- Entrance to Capitol Reef park on UT-24 HWY,
- Town of Torrey (Utah) near Capital Reef National Park,
- Capitol Reef National park part without fee on UT Hwy 24 and then fee part on Scenic Drive,
- Capitol Reef National Park visitor center, and
- major Capitol Reef attraction area (like Scenic Drive, Fruita Historic District, Waterpocket fold, petroglyphs, Hickman Bridge Trail etc) to see or hike and much more useful information for people planning visit to this Capitol Reef Park.
Capitol Reef National Park is in the south-central region in the state of Utah on UT HWY 24 near the town of Torrey, UT.
Topics covered in detail in this Capitol Reef National Park travel guide video are below:
1). Introduction to Capitol Reef National Park to new visitors interested in visiting National parks and famous natural wonders in North America,
2). Information on how to get to Capitol Reef National Park visitor center by Car located along on UT-24 Hwy,
3). Detailed information on Capitol Reef National Park area – like Entrance on HWY UT-24, Entrance fee and non-fee part, Capitol Reef Visitor Center, major points to visit in Capitol Reef Park like scenic drive, Fruita Historic District, campground, Waterpocket fold, petroglyphs, Hickman Bridge Trail etc.
4). Things to see and do at this Capitol Reef National Park like visit to Capitol Reef visitor center, popular trails, scenic drive, Cassidy arch, petroglyphs, Hickman Bridge Trail, Fruit picking in Fruita district etc., and
5). Travel tips for first time visitors planning to visit Capitol Reef National Park in Utah.
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How to do a USA Road Trip: Arizona + Utah National Parks!
While I've travelled far and wide, crazily enough I've barely seen any of the USA! So now that I live in New York City I'm taking full advantage. Peep my new video of my trip through Arizona and Utah's lovely national parks with Liebling! (My camera shy husband even has a speaking role in this one-- blink and you'll miss it though. LOL). In 5 days we hit up Arches, Canyonlands, Natural Bridges, Capitol Reef, Peekaboo + Spooky Slot Canyons, and Monument Valley! Have you ever been? Which was your favourite?
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5-Days Thru Utah's Mighty 5 National Parks
Last September, we hiked through Utah's 'Mighty 5' National Parks, starting from the East in Colorado and going through (in order) Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park, and finishing off in Las Vegas.
The trip in total was a week with travel from NYC/NJ to Denver (starting point) and from Las Vegas (ending point) back to NYC/NJ, but we were able to hit 1 National Park per day; hence the 5-Day footage in the video.
Here is a simplified version of our itinerary (inspired from the itineraries found on visitutah.com, but tweaked to fit our needs)...
FINAL ITINERARY /////////////////////////////////////
FRI NIGHT - Depart NJ/ NYC to Denver, CO
SAT MORN - Get rental gear, food, supplies, weed
SAT NIGHT - Leave to Moab, check-in hotel
SUN - Check-out Moab hotel, backpacking into Canyonlands,
Island in the Sky, Gooseberry/Lathrop zone via Gooseberry Trail
MON - Backpack out Canyonlands, drive to Arches National Park
MON NIGHT - Check-in hotel #2, Green River
TUES MORN - Check-out hotel #2 Green River, drive to/ check-in Fruita Campground at Capitol Reef
TUES DAY - Hiking in Capitol Reef
WED MORN - Check-out Fruita Campground, drive to/ check-in Bryce Canyon hotel
WED DAY - Biking/ ATV'ing in Bryce Canyon
THURS MORN - Check-out Bryce Hotel, drive to Zion, South Campground by 7/8am (first come, first serve) (fills by 9/10am)
THURS DAY - (Bottom up) Day hike at The Narrows (no reservation necessary). Take shuttle to start at Temple of Sinawava
FRI MORN - Hiking West Rim/ Angel's Landing trail in Zion
FRI NIGHT - To Las Vegas
SAT MORN - Check out of Las Vegas hotel, flights back home
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Capitol Reef National Park, UT
Todays adventure takes us to another of Utah's beautiful parks: Capitol Reef National Park! The scenic drive into the park along Route 24 is beyond spectacular! We stayed in Fruita Campground for 2 days and took the scooter on the 12 mile Scenic Drive as well as down a 2 mile dirt road to see the Gorge and the Tanks! Capitol Reef is a must see for any Utah explorer!
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Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, and Goblin Valley (Four Corners Day 6) | Traveling Robert
We begin our journey back to Denver, enjoying the unique beauty of Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef National Park, and Goblin Valley, where we spend the night. Watch until the end for an easter egg.
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