Capitol Reef, Utah, USA

ET does exist, Capitol Reef, Utah, USA

Capitol Reef: Solid proof that ET does exist and the Fremont petroglyphs are right on the button.

Visiting Capitol Reef National Park

This massive park os crossed by a long, narrow but 1, 000ft high (330m) layered wall of red, gold and white rock – known as the Waterpocket Fold – that gave the park its last name. One of the park’s domes, shaped not unlike the US Capitol building – if you were boss-eyed and drunk as a skunk – contributed the Capitol bit.

Capitol Reef view, Utah, USA

Apparently Capitol Reef’s glistening gold-tipped rocks gave early prospectors an excitable few moments.

Capitol Reef has an easy paved drive (25mile round trip) to the Capitol Gorge if time is lacking to fully explore the place. With stops for pictures and a short walk this could be a couple of relaxed hours.

The Hickman Bridge rock arch, Capitol Reef NP, Utah, USA

The Hickman Bridge rock arch. Photo by Wing Chi Poon.

Capitol Reef orchard cabins, Utah, USA

There is a very pleasant camp site at the entry to the park now instead of the extinct fruit-picking business.

The park and campgrounds are open year round.
The visitor center is open daily (except for major holidays) from 8: 00 a. m. to 4: 30 p. m. with extended hours during the summer season until 6: 00 p. m.

Getting there: Traveling westbound on Interstate 70 Take Utah State Highway 24 west towards Hanksville (exit 149). Stay on Highway 24 for 95 miles (153 km) to reach the visitor center.