Wayne County, Utah is home to some of the most incredible and scenic locations in the entire country. Whether you come to see beautiful Capitol Reef National Park, the scenic Highlands or the historic East Desert, Wayne County offers a unique experience that is otherwise unattainable.
Offering one of the most unique landscapes in the world, Capitol Reef National Park provides something for every adventurer. The featured attraction is Capitol Dome, which bears an uncanny resemblance to the U.S. Capitol building and is the namesake of Capitol Reef. Or you could come to see Chimney Rock, a 400-foot-tall sandstone pillar protruding through the otherwise serene background. If you’re a hiker, you can tread the same trails that the infamous outlaw Butch Cassidy traveled during his time hiding out in Utah.
You can also visit the Western Highlands. This area includes the famous Boulder and Thousand Lakes Mountains. With picturesque views in every direction, the Highlands is perfect for any summer vacation. You can hike, ride ATVs and see wildlife unique to the area. As the western gateway to Capitol Reef National Park, the Highlands is the perfect start to any outdoor adventure.
Last but definitely not least, we have the star of the show. You may recognize it from its hit roles in the movies John Carter and 127 Hours. Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to East Desert! You may be a little star struck at first, but don’t worry, East Desert is one of the best places to visit once you get to know it. Come enjoy access to the Henry Mountains with its large herd of free roaming buffalo and access the beautiful Lake Powell.
No matter your interests and hobbies, Wayne County’s diverse landscape offers activities for every adventurer. For more information, visit our website at www.capitolreef.org or call us at 1-800-858-7951.