Capitol Reef: Factory Butte

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We visited the Factory Butte area after touring Cathedral Valley with Jen Howe from Red Rock Adventure Guides. After photographing the sunrise at the Temples of the Sun and Moon, we drove part of the Cathedral Valley Loop towards Caineville. Here and there we stopped to admire the scenery.


We could see the distinctive Factory Butte while driving on Route 24 to the main section of Capitol Reef. We pulled out on a dirt road leading to it and parked near the Nielson Wash. Factory Butte rises 6300 feet in the Upper Blue Hills, a grouping of flat-topped mesas.

For a close up look at Factory Butte, check out this You Tube video, courtesy of Kevin Eassa.

Capitol Reef Posts

Location: Wayne County, Utah
Date of my visit: April 13, 2017