Capitol Reef National Park
Capitol Reef is not a well known place in comparison to the Grand Canyon, Zions National Park, or even Bryce Canyon. The terrain is beautiful here. Much diversity. Great hiking, mountain biking, camping, and sight seeing. There are places you can jump from waterfalls to pools below, There are many different types and degree of difficulty hikes throughout the area. Capitol reef has been a National Park since December 1971. You can read more here: http://www.nps.gov/care/historyculture/index.htm My family loved our trip here with several of our neighbors. There are nearby hotels, campgrounds, and towns to give all types of lodging. Stay right in the park in a beautiful grassy campground including RV's. Read more here:
The Fruita Campground is often described as an oasis within the desert. Adjacent to the Fremont River and surrounded by historic orchards, this developed campground has 71 RV/tent sites, each with a picnic table and grill, but no individual water. sewage or electrical hook-ups. An RV dump station, located near the entrance to Loops A and B, is open during the summer. Restrooms are heated and feature running water and flush toilets, but not showers. The nightly fee is $10.00, or $5.00 for Golden Age/Senior Pass and Golden Access/Access Pass holders. An accessible site is located in Loop B adjacent to the restroom.
Open year-round, the Fruita Campground is the only developed campground in Capitol Reef National Park and as a result often fills by early to mid-afternoon during the spring through fall seasons. Sites are first-come, first-served and self-serve, and campground hosts (located at the beginning of Loop A) are available to assist you during the summer season. We do not take reservations.