The Roads of Capitol Reef
Capitol Reef National Park is in a very remote area of Utah, and as such roads are very limited. UT-24 runs east/west across the park, and the Capitol Reef Scenic Drive is a short paved spur off of this highway, starting at the visitor center. These two roads provide a very scenic, albeit brief, look at a spectacular section of the park. There are also numerous long, rough, unpaved roads that go deep into the backcountry of the park. These roads should not be attempted without a high clearance four wheel drive vehicle. They are not covered here at this time.
Start Point: Mile 0 – Intersection with Utah Highway 24
End Point: Mile 7.9 – Start of Capitol Gorge
Start Point: Mile 0 – West Entrance
End Point: Mile 15.1 – East Entrance