We had the pleasure of visiting a few new National Parks this year, and one in particular stood out to me as one of the most photogenic and interesting; Capitol Reef National Park in Utah.
Here’s a quick peek at what I found, and why we’ll be returning as soon as possible.
For me, it was a mixture of Big Bend, Canyonlands, and Arches National Parks, with one big distinction; it is a geologic monocline (a wrinkle in the earth) that extends nearly 100 miles. Needless to say, it is a special place.
And as if that weren’t enough… it is a designated Gold Tier “International Dark Sky Park”, so one of the best places to practice astrophotography.
The landscapes are really quite otherworldly as well. Many of you already know that I love backroads. And Capitol Reef does not disappoint in that department. There are about 100 miles of 4×4 roads to explore deep in and around the park, full of gorgeous scenery and comparative solitude.
We only had 4 or 5 days this spring to explore this lesser-known park, but it is definitely in my top 10, maybe even my top 5 National Parks. Be on the lookout for a night sky photography workshop in Cap Reef I will inevitably host in the coming years… And I hope you have the chance to see this American gem!
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2 thoughts on “PARK PEEK // CAPITOL REEF”
Fantastic images of Capitol Reef, Andrew. We drove through once and did not spend enough time– it was very hot– you’ve motivated me to revisit someday soon. Good luck on the road! We need to keep promoting, documenting and preserving our treasured National Parks.
Well done, Andrew.