Ep. 204: Capitol Reef National Park | Utah RV camping travel hiking boondocking

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Capitol Reef is the least visited of Utah's "Mighty Five" National Parks, and that's a good thing even though the scenery is no less spectacular. It's easy to leave the masses behind and find total solitude just by leaving the paved road. While boondocking on BLM land at Beas Lewis Flat just outside of both the town of Torrey and the border of the National Park, we explore Capitol Reef including the Fruita Historic District, the Fruita Campground, the park's Scenic Drive along the Waterpocket Fold, a hike to Hickman Natural Bridge, and a drive along the entire 60 unpaved miles of the Cathedral Valley Loop to see the Bentonite Hills, South Desert, Gypsum Sinkhole, Glass Mountain and of course, the spectacular Cathedral Valley itself.

Filmed: May 17-22, 2021

CHAPTERS

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 1:26 Camping at Beas Lewis Flat
  • 5:12 Capitol Reef National Park/Fruita Historic District
  • 7:28 Fruita Campground
  • 7:54 Capitol Reef Scenic Drive
  • 9:17 Hike to Hickman Natural Bridge
  • 13:34 Cathedral Valley Loop
  • 15:45 Bentonite Hills
  • 17:00 South Desert
  • 17:50 Cathedral Valley
  • 19:19 Gypsum Sinkhole
  • 20:23 Glass Mountain/Temple of the Sun/Temple of the Moon
  • 21:35 Camping Discounts with The Dyrt
  • 22:21 Wrap-up and What's Next

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