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Hiking in Capitol Reef National Park

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Your Gateway to the Majestic Capitol Reef National Park

 

Located in the picturesque town of Torrey, Red Sands Hotel and Spa places you in the heart of the magnificent Capitol Reef National Park. Here, rugged red rock formations, open meadows and lush forests await your discovery.

 

We are experts on this mesmerizing ancient landscape, and our friendly team is on hand to help you experience the best Capitol Reef National Park has to offer.

 

From scenic hiking trails to guided adventures, allow us to help make your stay at Red Sands Hotel and Spa in Torrey, Utah unforgettable.

 

We work closely with top local guides to ensure you get the best service in town. For the ultimate Capitol Reef National Park experience, we recommend booking 2-3 nights with us and scheduling a trip with one of our knowledgeable adventure guides. 

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Fall in Capitol Reef

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There is so many amazing things to do while visiting Capitol Reef National Park. We have partnered with these amazing tour operations to help you plan your most memorable trip. If you have any questions about the area or things to do please reach out! Our knowledgable staff will be happy to assist you with your plans. 

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Fish Lake National Forest

FISH LAKE NATIONAL FOREST

Meditation Red Sands Hotel

Haum Meditation

 

Whether you are new to meditation and yoga or have established a regular practice, Haum Meditation’s guided meditation and yoga classes are the perfect opportunity to practice mindfulness, meet new friends, and enhance well-being. All levels of experience welcome and encouraged to participate in non-judgment and acceptance of personal practice gifting yourself with presence of awareness.

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Sleeping Rainbow Adventures

 

Sleeping Rainbow is based out of Torrey, Utah, offering private tours of Capitol Reef, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Bryce, and Goblin Valley as well as yoga & Star Gazing  Stay 2 or more nights at the Red Sands Hotel and receive 10% off your Sleeping Rainbow Tour

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Capitol Reef Photography Tours

 

Photography Tours into Capitol Reef National Park. Available for every level of photographer. These trips lean toward instructional photography sessions rather than “tours”. During each trip you will take a deep dive into composition, camera settings, lighting, subject matter and more. Each guest will walk away with more.

Check out our map room and plan our trip
  • What is the weather?
    Average temperatures range from 44-55 degrees in the winter and spring. 52-83 degrees in the fall and summer.
  • Are dogs allowed in the in Capitol Reff National Park?
    No dogs are not allowed in the park.
  • Where can I keep my dog while I am in the park?
    There is a local kennel located in Loa. Loa's Ark
  • Is the Hotel dog friendly?
    Our hotel is dog friendly and can accomoate your dog in one of our pet friendly rooms. Please call or book direct to reserve a pet friendly room they sell out fast!
  • What are the hours of the National Park?
    The park and campgrounds in Capitol Reef National Park are open year-round. The visitor center is open daily (except for some major holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with extended hours in the summer.
  • What is the entrance fee?
    Entrance passes to the scenic drive behind the visitor center cost $15 for vehicles and $7 for individuals (pedestrians and cyclists) for a 7-day period. The Scenic drive is the only road with a fee. You can access most of Capitol Reef National Park without paying a fee.
  • Where can I backpack?
    There are a number of great day and multi day backpacking hikes in Capitol Reef National Park. A popular one would be Chimney Rock Canyon to Pleasant Creek. Visit backpackers.com to read more. Backpacker.com
  • Where can I find slot canyons?
    Burro wash, Cottonwood wash, Sheets gultch, Lower muley twist canyon. Check with a local tour opperator in Torrey if you would like to schedule a guided hike or canyoneering trip.
  • When was the park established?
    The park was established in 1971.
  • What is the best place to stargaze?
    Right on our own start deck located at the Red Sands Hotel.
  • What is the best place to watch the sunset?
    The sunsets are stunning no matter where you are in the area of Torrey or Capitol Reef National Park. However if your looking for one specific place try Sunset Point.
  • Road biking
    The Scenic Drive is one of the best roads for cycling. The road is paved with a few rocky or sandy areas, and is generally considered easy to moderate. You can make your route as short as a mile or ride the entire 24 miles out-and-back through the colorful desert landscape, turning around at Capitol Gorge.
  • Book stores
    Robbers Roost Book Store
  • Fly fishing and stores
    Fremont River Guides and Gift Shop
  • What is the elevation of Capitol Reef.
    Its elevations ranges between 6,000 and 9,000 feet.
  • What is the elevation of Torrey?
    6837
  • Where are the closest bars?
    The Rock Garden Eatery and Bar is located inside the Red Sands Hotel.
  • Where to eat?
    The Rock Garden Eatery and Bar is located inside the Red Sands Hotel. There are other great options nearby as well.
  • Where are the local churches?
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 89 E Main St, Torrey, UT 84775 St Anthony's of the Desert Catholic Church 608 Sand Creek Rd, Torrey, UT 84775 Grace Christian Church 66 W Main St, Torrey, UT 84775
  • Is there a local Theater?
    Yes there is one located in Bicknell 11 East Main, Bicknell, UT 84715. They play 1 movie each weekend. Check their website for current selections.
  • What is the closest airport?
    Wayne Wonderland Airport. W 2100S, Lyman, UT 84749 FAA Identifier: 38U Lat/Long: 38-21-45.7000N / 111-35-44.7000W 38-21.761667N / 111-35.745000W 38.3626944 / -111.5957500 (estimated) Elevation: 7029 ft. / 2142.4 m (surveyed) Variation: 14E (1985) From city: 3 miles SE of LOA, UT Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -6 during Daylight Saving Time) Zip code: 84749
  • Who founded Capitol Reef National Park?
    President Richard Nixon
  • Are there ATV trails and rentals?
    Yes, there are many great trails in and around Torrey for ATV and offroad vehicals. Capitolreef.org is a great resource to find maps and information.
  • Where is the closest grocery store?
    The Chuckwagon is located in Torrey Utah and supplies a good variety of grocery items. Royals Food Town and the Dollar Store is located in Loa about 20 minutes from Torrey.
  • Where is the closest laundromat?
    We have one onsite for guests use.
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