Capitol Reef National Monument


Capitol Reef National Park and Area

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Utah’s Undiscovered Park, Capitol Reef is a large area with just a few roads. The park is quiet and rugged and best of all it is right along the way to whever you might be headed.


Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef is not as well known but people are discovering it more and more each year. Located at the northeast side of Highway 12, the park is a huge narrow expanse of colorful desert.


Goblin Valley State Park

My kids favorite playground in southern Utah – this valley is filled with formations that resemble goblins.


Wolverton Mill

It’s a quick stop along the way but this restored and relocated mill demonstrates some pioneer creativity.


Horseshoe Canyon – Canyonlands

This is a primitive and backcountry trip, so don’t try unless you are prepared, but I had to include it because of how much I like the canyon and rock art panels.


Egan Hatchery

A fish hatchery that is open to the public and located between Loa and Bicknell. If you have time, stop off and enjoy the fish.


Chappell Cheese

Located on a hill along the main road into Loa is this family cheese business. I make a stop everytime I drive by and pick up some treats right from the source.


Area Businesses


Wonderland Inn

Motel, Convenience Store and Restaurant – The Wonderland has been a tradition for years.


Lost in Time Gallery

Right on the main street in Torrey, this gallery not only shows off fine works, it also creates brass statues.




Road Creek Inn

Located in Loa, the Road Creek is a fine country inn with great meals including ranch raised trout dinners.


Taft Travel Plaza and Days Inn Motel

Located at the intersection of Highway 24 and 12, the family owns a motel, convenience store and even a Subway sandwich shop.


The Chuckwagon

Randy Austin is a great host and you will have fun staying at the motel, or buying fresh goodies from the stores bakery. The Chuckwagon is located right in the center of Torrey.


Skyview Bed and Breakfast

This new Bed and Breakfast combines the comforts of home with a modern motel to give you the fun of a bed and breakfast experience.


Stan’s Burger Shak and Whispering Sands Motel

Hanksville’s finest, the best burgers and onion rings to the best place to stay along the way.


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