6 days in Capitol Reef National Park & Hanksville Itinerary

6 days in Capitol Reef National Park & Hanksville Itinerary

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Capitol Reef National Park
— 3 nights
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Hanksville
— 2 nights
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Capitol Reef National Park

— 3 nights
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mesa Farm Market as well as Behunin Cabin. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park , hike along Grand Wash Trail, take in breathtaking views at Little Wild Horse Canyon, and stroll through Cohab Canyon Trail.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Capitol Reef National Park. May in Capitol Reef National Park sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hanksville.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Hanksville

— 2 nights
Hanksville is a small town in Wayne County, Utah, United States, at the junction of State Routes 24 and 95. You've now added The Wolverton Mill to your itinerary. On the 26th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Factory Butte, get outside with Moonscape Overlook, then explore the stunning scenery at Little Wild Horse Canyon, then contemplate the long history of The Wolverton Mill, and finally don't miss a visit to Hollow Mountain.

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Drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Hanksville in an hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in May; daily highs in Hanksville reach 76°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Hanksville

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips