Return to Capitol Reef National Park

Grand Wash, Capitol Reef National Park, August 2020

After more than five years away, yours truly finally had the chance to return to Capitol Reef National Park in central Utah, where I spent a lovely winter as a seasonal interpretive volunteer. Having effectively already covered all the hikes in the park in previous posts (see Capitol Reef Hiking Guide), my return was limited to retreading old ground, revisiting some favorite spots and camping at the Fruita campground. See below for a collection of a handful of photos from the Capitol Reef “frontcountry”, including the Goosenecks, Sunset Point, Cohab Canyon, and Grand Wash.

Goosenecks Overlook, with Sulphur Creek below
Sulphur Creek gorge from Sunset Point
Hazy evening at Sunset Point, with Navajo Knobs, The Castle, and the Waterpocket Fold beyond
Fruita area from the Cohab Canyon Trail
Pockmarked walls of Cohab Canyon
A lone hoodoo in Cohab Canyon
View from the south overlook along the Cohab Canyon Trail
Narrows in Grand Wash
Grand Wash…so long for now, Capitol Reef!
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1 Response to Return to Capitol Reef National Park

  1. placestheygo says:

    This is my favorite park in Utah. It never gets old. We’ve been back many times. It is a beautiful place.

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