Capitol Reef National Park
DISTANCE: 11.6 MILES, 18.7 KM
Located in south-central Utah in the heart of red rock country, Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden treasure filled with cliffs, canyons, domes, and bridges in the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline (a wrinkle on the earth) extending almost 100 miles.
Calf Creek Falls
DISTANCE: 44.6 MILES, 71.8 KM
Walking between mineral-streaked cliffs of Navajo Sandstone, hikers pass beaver ponds and pre-historic rock art sites en route to the paradisiacal pools at Calf Creek.
The Burr Trail
DISTANCE: 30 MILES, 48.3 KM
The Burr Trail begins in Boulder, UT and ends in ends back in Torrey. Take Scenic HWY 12 over to Boulder, UT. Travel some of Utah's most beautiful and extraordinary country on this back road. Slot Canyons, provide gorgeous photo opportunities. This is an all-day excursion. This road can be driven in a car but a 4WD vehicle is recommended.
DISTANCE: 40 MILES, 64 KM
Looking for a fishing paradise? You can’t go wrong at Fish Lake where the trophy waters contain huge lake trout upwards of 20 pounds, 10-pound rainbows, and hearty brook and splake. With nearby restaurants this makes a great loop for a day excursion.
DISTANCE: 41.6 MILES, 67 KM
The Cathedral Valley District of Capitol Reef National Park is open all year. Vehicles with high ground clearance, even those without four wheel drive, can usually negotiate the roads without difficulty.
Goblin Valley State Park
DISTANCE: 67 MILES, 108 KM
Goblin Valley State Park makes a great day trip. Goblin Valley State Park is unlike any other in Utah. The unique landscape, covered with goblin-like sandstone formations, is often compared to Mars. Several movies have been filmed here. Hike and explore the geology and camp among the nooks and gnomes.