Capital Reef National Park, Utah
April Thursday 16 to Sunday, April 19 2020
9 HOUR DRIVE FROM PALM SPRINGS
(ABOUT THE SAME DRIVE TIME AS ZION)
CAPITAL REEF, UTAH
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. The Fruita Campground area is located one mile south of the visitor center and is often described as an oasis within the desert. The Group Campsite is near Loop C of the Fruita Campground. It is a semi-shaded, grassy campsite and is located in the Fruita Historic District of the park.
Sheltered picnic areas are provided at the group campsite and there is a large grassy area for tents and activities. Campers will enjoy the fire pit for relaxing evenings around the campfire and the above-ground grill for cooking. Amenities also include restrooms with flush toilets, a utility sink, drinking fountain and potable water faucets centrally located. There is no electricity available.
THERE ARE NOFOOD STORAGE LOCKERS
PLEASE BRING FOOD STORAGE CONTAINERS AND COOLERS THAT WILL NOT LET IN ANIMALS
The Group Site Holds 40 campers
But I am only taking 25 campers
only 10 cars can be parked at the camping spot and those cars will be for those who transport 2 or more campers. If we have more than 10 cars with 2 people then we will do a lottery for who parks at the campground.
All remaining cars will be parked at the Visitor Center which is 1/2 walking distance. There is a trail from the camping site to the Visitor Center.
At Fruita Group site, large deciduous trees provide a shaded setting among beautiful and striking red rock cliffs. The group site sits adjacent to the Fremont River at approximately 5,500 feet elevation and is surrounded by unique historic orchards.
HIKING Plenty of Hiking
ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW
1. TORREY, UT IS A 30 MINUTE DRIVE FROM THE CAMPSITE
A.That is the closest area for firewood and grocery purchase.
2. Everyone will need to bring at least one bundle of FIREWOOD or purchase a bundle at TORREY, UT.
3. NO CELL PHONE COVERAGE. You will need to leave the National Monument and go towards TORREY, UT if you need to make a call. This is true camping.
BEFORE YOU SIGN UP PLEASE KNOW THE FOLLOWING:
IT COULD SNOW, IT COULD BE 100 DEGREES, IT COULD RAIN, IT COULD BE WINDY. NONE OF THESE ARE REASONS FOR REFUNDS. WE POWER THROUGH AS WE HAVE DONE WITH Death Valley, ZION, Grand Canyon, and all of our other camping adventures. Each time despite the weather we have a great time.
There are no showers at the campground. The closest hot showers is at TORREY, UT
REQUIREMENTS BEFORE SIGNING UP
1. CARPOOLING IS A MUST IF YOU WANT A BETTER DEAL
Solo driver: $250 at campsite
Two per car: $225 per passenger and vehicle owner charge is $200.
3 or more per car $225 per passenger and vehicle owner charge is $150.
Plus you have a better chance of parking directly at the camp versus the overflow area.
DRIVERS- let me know if you are looking for passengers.
A driver should ensure their vehicle can handle the extra camping gear and passenger.
A driver should only sign up if they know they won't cancel and they their passengers without a vehicle.
Price structure based on the limited number of vehicles allowed at site.
2. $50 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT REQUIRED TO LOCK
(Rain or Shine Event. No Refunds, but if we can find a member to take your place you can switch). FULL PAYMENT DUE JUNE 1ST 2020. Payment OR Deposit to be sent to DISTANCE 2B TRAVELED
69683 PLEASANT GROVE, CATHEDRAL CITY 92234
3. TEXT ME 760-408-8237
That you are going and payment is being sent. Also confirm you understand carpooling and shared ice chest requirement.
4. TENT PLACEMENT should be fine with the size group we have.
NEED A TENT?
YOU CAN RENT A 4 PERSON TENT FROM ME FOR
YOU MUST REQUEST A HEAD OF TIME.
YOU ARE NOT SIGNED UP UNTIL EITHER DEPOSIT OR FULL PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED
I totally expect this trip to sell out
Refunds are only issue if there is a waiting list and those on the list purchase your spot directly from you.
This is a rain or shine event. Full Refunds will only occur if Nation Park closes park for any unforeseen reason. PAYMENT, CASH, CHECK, PAYPAL, VENMO, QUICKCASH, FACEBOOK PAY...THERE ARE PROBABLY OTHERS.
REQUEST TO PAY contact me at 760-408-8237 for payment and trip.
A GOOD ATTITUDE IS REQUIRED
Lastly, A GOOD ATTITUDE IS A MUST. I CAN SHOW YOU NATURE BUT I CAN'T PROVIDE YOU A GOOD EXPERIANCE.
YOUR CHANCE TO HAVE A FUN TIME REQUIRES A GOOD ATTITUDE AND PATIENCE. I WILL AS GROUP LEADER POINT OUT BAD ATTITUDES AND DRUNKEN BEHAVIOR. NO DISCUSSION OF POLITICS, RELIGION, OR BUGGING PEOPLE TO DATE YOU.... THERE IS A $5 JAR FOR BREAKING OUR POLITICS, RELIGION OR BUGGING PEOPLE TO DATE YOU JAR.
All the Best,