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Torrey: Moonscape, Factory Butte, and Capitol Reef Park Tour

1. Torrey: Moonscape, Factory Butte, and Capitol Reef Park Tour

Guests will be picked up at their lodging location and brought to The Factory Butte and Moonscape Overview, a region formerly known to only locals and insiders which now has become increasingly popular and desired due to its otherworldly beauty and its increased visibility on popular social media posts. The Factory Butte region is located in the remote desert of the San Rafael Swell that is more safely & easily accessible with a knowledgeable guide and a capable, comfortable luxury off-road vehicle. Guest will be transported to the region by a guide with over a decade of experience exploring and photographing these rather exclusive places who will comfortably get them there whether for those epic photos or just a sightseeing experience rivaled by few places on Earth. Guests will also be brought to Swing Arm City, the place where all those cool car and SUV ads are filmed as well as being immersed in the stunning, surreal, Moon-like landscapes that abound on this one-a-kind adventure. Note; drones are welcome and permitted on this adventure!

Capitol Reef National Park: Self-Guided Audio Tour

2. Capitol Reef National Park: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to Shaka Guide's audio tour app, your gateway to the rugged and captivating landscapes of Capitol Reef National Park. Get ready to embark on a journey through time as you explore the unique geology, rich history, and stunning natural wonders of this hidden gem. As you begin your adventure through Capitol Reef National Park with the Shaka Guide app, prepare to be awestruck by the park's magnificent sandstone cliffs, towering monoliths, and deep canyons. The app will provide informative and engaging audio commentary, sharing the stories of the park's ancient rock formations and the people who once called this place home. Discover the park's namesake, the Waterpocket Fold, a massive buckle in the Earth's crust that stretches for nearly 100 miles. Learn about the forces of nature that created this incredible geological feature and shaped the diverse landscapes you'll encounter throughout the park. Drive along the park's scenic roads, such as the Capitol Reef Scenic Drive where the Shaka Guide app will point out significant landmarks, stunning viewpoints, and hidden gems along the way. Marvel at the towering cliffs, vibrant rock formations, and panoramic vistas that make Capitol Reef a photographer's paradise. Explore the park's extensive network of hiking trails, ranging from easy walks to challenging treks. The app will guide you to iconic trails like Hickman Bridge, Cassidy Arch, and Capitol Gorge, where you can immerse yourself in the park's natural beauty, encounter unique rock formations, and witness the remnants of ancient civilizations. Learn about the rich cultural history of the area as the Shaka Guide app shares stories of the Fremont and Ancestral Puebloan peoples who once thrived in this desert oasis. Visit the park's historic sites, such as the Fruita Historic District, where you can explore the preserved orchards, historic buildings, and even pick fresh fruit during the harvest season. Enjoy the tranquility of the park's campgrounds and picnic areas, where you can take a break and savor a meal surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of Capitol Reef. The app will highlight ideal spots for picnicking and provide insights into the park's unique flora and fauna. With the Shaka Guide app as your knowledgeable companion, your visit to Capitol Reef National Park will be enriched by fascinating tales, geological insights, and practical information. So, grab your phone, and get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey through the timeless beauty of Capitol Reef National Park. During your tour you can: • Visit historic sites like the Fruita Schoolhouse and Fremont Petroglyphs • Take in views of the Waterpocket Fold — a 100-mile-long wrinkle in the Earth’s crust • Stop by Fruita Orchards for local produce • Take a picturesque ride along the park’s scenic drive

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