Of the Beehive State’s five national parks, Capitol Reef National Park is the park with the fewest visitors. We’re not sure why this park gets so much less love than the others, but it certainly deserves your attention. When you are searching for the best national park to visit in Utah, this park must be high on your list. Here are just nine reasons why you’ll fall in love with this under-appreciated national park in the Beehive State.

What national park do you plan to visit in Utah? Have you visited Capitol Reef National Park lately? If so, tell us all about it in the comments! If you need help planning your trip to this incredible national park, visit the National Park Service website.

Outside of Capitol Reef is the small town of Torrey, which is the perfect staycation destination. Here are just a few reasons you should make plans to stay in this charming small town in Utah.


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When it comes to exploring the best hiking trails in Utah, there are hundreds to choose from. Hiking and exploring the Beehive State on your own two feet is one of the best things to do outside in Utah and a great way to enjoy the state's majestic scenery. In southern Utah, one of our favorite hiking trails is the Wire Pass Trail. This unique hiking trail takes you through a family-friendly slot canyon that is absolutely breathtaking. The trail is only 3.7 miles, and no technical gear is needed. However, as with all slot canyons, if there has been any rain in the past 24 hours or a chance of rain, this trail can become quite dangerous and should be avoided.

What are some of the best things to do outside in Utah?

If you are looking for something unique to do outside in Utah, head to one of the best state parks in Utah — Dead Horse Point. Here, you will not only find desert landscapes, campgrounds, and hiking trails, but you will also find one of the most photographed overlooks in the entire world. The Dead Horse Point Overlook gives you unforgettable views of the desert, buttes, mesas, and the Colorado River, which sits approximately 2,000 feet below you. This is easily one of the best parks in Utah to visit any time of the year.

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