Explore Utah’s Early History On The Scenic Capitol Gorge Trail In Utah
Capitol Reef National Park is a treasure trove of human history. From its first residents a thousand years ago, to pioneer settlers, the park offers plenty of clues about what life was like long before modern tourists showed up. Take the Capitol Gorge Trail to see petroglyphs, pioneer graffiti, and some cool rock formations.
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Learn more about Capitol Reef National Park on its website, and check out this feature article about the people who lived in the area thousands of years ago.
To start your adventure, take the Capitol Gorge Road. To find it, head south on Scenic Drive from the Fruita Campground. The road forks and you’ll head left onto Capitol Gorge Road.
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