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Utah: Capitol Reef National Park Self-Driving Audio Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Utah: Capitol Reef National Park Self-Driving Audio Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

From US$ 10 per person

Take a narrated drive through the beauty and history of Utah’s hidden treasure: Capitol Reef National Park. Find hikes, overlooks and historical landmarks dotted around this gorgeous desert landscape.

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Valid 365 days
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Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Witness hundreds of millions of geologic years in the colorful cliff faces dominating this striking landscape
  • Hike to the tops of mountains and through canyons
  • Learn about the people who’ve made this inhospitable place their home, from the early tribes to the Mormon pioneers
  • Visit a functioning orchard in the heart of the desert
Full description

Explore Utah's Capitol Reef National Park on a self-guided audio tour. See major natural landmarks like Twin Rocks, Chimney Rocks, and the Fluted Wall as you drive at your own pace.

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one.

Begin your tour in the town of Torrey. Catch your first glimpse of the unique landscape that has made the Reef famous as you approach the national park. Learn about the park’s history and the tribes who once lived there. See the Twin Rocks and Chimney Rock, iconic formations that will teach you how to identify the different geologic layers you’ll see throughout the Reef. Catch the views from Panorama Point and Gooseneck Overlook. Visit the Fluted Wall, which offers a glimpse back 240 million years into the past. Then, turn your gaze upward to gape at the Castle, a natural fortress overlooking the park. Arrive at the Visitor Center and the official entrance to the most scenic part of the Reef. Go past the Ripple Rock Nature Center and to the Fruita Historic District. Explore this remnant of an old Mormon pioneer town. Continue on toward Danish Hill to take in some more views with a chance to spot some local wildlife. Pass Oyler Mine next, where workers once harvested uranium. Learn about the local Paiute tribe and their traditions and legends.

Stop at other major sights, including the Capitol Gorge Trailhead, the ancient petroglyphs, the Hickman Bridge Trail, and the Behunin Cabin.

Includes
  • Self-guided tour taken via Action Tour Guide app
  • 50 + historic stories/narrations along the drive
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Offline functionality
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking

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Meeting point

This is a self-guided experience and not an entrance ticket. It begins at Torrey Pioneer Schoolhouse, Torrey, UT 84775, USA. Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. These steps require good data/wifi. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route. Have questions? Visit Action Tour Guide’s Help page: https://actiontourguide.com/faq/

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Important information

What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone
  • Your own vehicle
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • Please arrange for a vehicle before you take the tour. You only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person
  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you. The Action Tour Guide app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map
  • This is not an entry ticket
  • Please arrange for a vehicle before you take the tour. You only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the Action Tour Guide app and a unique password to access the tour within the app
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms
  • This tour is valid forever, from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change

Product ID: 408743