Capitol Reef National Park
Resources and Nearby Attractions
Cities & Towns
Caineville, Uah: 18 miles east.
Hanksville, Utah: 40 miles east.
Green River, Utah: 96 miles northeast.
Crescent Juntion, UT: 124 miles northeast.
Moab, Utah: 145 miles east.
Torrey, Utah: 11 miles west.
Loa, Utah: 26 miles west.
Boulder, Utah: 49 miles southwest.
Escalante, Utah:76 miles southwest.
Parks & Monuments
Goblin Valley State Park: 74 miles northeast.
Arches National Park: 139 miles east.
Canyonlands National Park (Island in the Sky): 163 miles east.
Escalante Petrified Forest State Park: 81 miles southwest.
Kodachrome Basin State Park: 121 miles southwest.
Anasazi Indian Village State Park: 49 miles southwest.
Escalante State Park: 79 miles southwest.
Bryce Canyon National Park: 129 miles west.
Natural Bridges National Monument: 141 miles southeast.
Recreation & Wilderness Areas
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (Hite Marina): 90 miles southeast.
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (Bullfrog Marina):112 miles south.
Fishlake National Forest: Abuts ther Park on the northwest.
Dixie National Forest: Abuts ther Park on the west.
Historic & Points of Interest
Mule Canyon Ruins: 147 miles southeast.
Butler Wash Ruins Overlook: 163 miles southeast.
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Arches National Park Video
The sandstone at Arches National Park has provided the palette for sensational desert vistas and arches, making this park unique. Nature has used wind, rain and ice to carve fantastic desert vistas and arches. Join the DesertUSA team on a tour of some of the incredibly beautiful natural features at Arches National Park.
Canyonlands National Park Utah Video
Canyonlands National Park, located in the Colorado Plateau region, is a showcase of geology. Rivers divide the park into three districts, the Island in the Sky, the Needles, and the Maze. While these areas share a primitive desert atmosphere, each exhibits a distinctive character, and offers different opportunities for exploration.
Lake Powell - The completion of the Glen Canyon Dam in 1963 created Lake Powell. It took another 14 years to fill the lake. With almost 2,000 miles of shoreline, and five marinas, Lake Powell has become a major attraction for millions of visitors from all over the world. Take a look at Lake Powell and enjoy this desert combination of red sandstone formations, water and clear blue skies.
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