Capitol Reef National Park: The Complete Hiking and Touring Guide

Ths is the only guide book dedicated to Capitol Reef National Park. The two books below do a good job of covering the park’s hiking trails as well. If your only destination is Capitol Reef, buy this book. If you are going to other Utah parks as well, either buy all of them, or buy the book below.

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Utah’s National Parks

This book is a virtual anthology of the hiking trails in all five of Utah’s amazing national parks. Capitol Reef is of course included in that. Most people going to the region visit more than one of these parks at a time, and this book is the easiest way to cover it all. This book has hikes of all lengths. If shorter dayhiking is your sole interest, get the book below. We use this book personally and recommend it.

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50 Best Short Hikes in Utah’s National Parks

This is the dayhike version of the book above, updated to a second edition by a new author. If your main concern is dayhiking, in any of Utah’s five national parks, this is the book to have. We use this book personally and recommend it.

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Capitol Reef: The Story Behind the Scenery

This is the Capitol Reef National Park edition of the common “The Story Behind the Scenery” series. These books are very commonly found in the visitor centers and gift shops of the parks. They are short, but they provide good photos and general information on the park itself.

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