Capitol Reef National Park with Kids

capitol reef national park with kids

We visited Capitol Reef National Park with kids in early-May (our two kids were 5 & 3 years old at the time). We must admit that prior to deciding to go on a family road trip to Utah, we had never heard of Capitol Reef NP. We were well aware of Utah’s other four super-star national parks, so we were intrigued to find out they had a fifth.

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Hiking Chimney Rock Loop Trail in Capitol Reef National Park

Chimney Rock in Capitol Reef National Park Utah

Chimney Rock is an impressive, towering natural spire which rises over 300 feet above the road. The Chimney Rock Loop takes you to the top of a mesa and allows hikers a view looking down on Chimney Rock as well as the amazing scenery up and down the valley. It’s an amazing hike which reminded us a lot of the Fairyland Loop in Bryce Canyon (one of our favorite hikes in Utah).

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