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Short informative break from travel.

This cabin shows up along highway 24 all of a sudden. There is a pull out for it. A well thought... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
F4981JCmichaels
Remarkably Preserved

Near the east end of Capitol Reef National Park, easily visible from Rt.22. You can’t miss it. It’s... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Marlin M
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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's really not much to see here. It doesn't really warrant getting out of your vehicle. It's not really out of the way, so it's worth a drive by.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LiciaW
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This cabin shows up along highway 24 all of a sudden. There is a pull out for it. A well thought out information board gives the background to it, who lived there, and what happened to them. Glad I stopped.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank F4981JCmichaels
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Near the east end of Capitol Reef National Park, easily visible from Rt.22. You can’t miss it. It’s a pleasant surprise when passing through an area devoid of any evidence of human presence in the past.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marlin M
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

This was a nice little stop and yes it’s right on the highway. It was convenient for me. But it really is a nice stop. Unbelievable this family lived in this tiny cabin.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 800lesh
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Can you imagine raising 13 kids in this? Ya, me neither. But this amazing Mormon pioneer family did just that. I was told at the Gifford House that in summer, the boys slept outside. Just the feat of building anything in this remote location gets...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Becky T
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Worth the brief stop to see the remains of the cabin and read the Behunin family story. Helps to get a sense for what the early pioneers experienced in this area.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Marian R
Reviewed 21 June 2018

This tiny cabin was lived in briefly by the Behunin family (a dozen children). The river's frequent flooding forced the settlers upstream to what is now Fruita. Fascinating construction with the local red slate-like sandstone.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Just go read the sign. It will blow your mind. I'm not sure if the whole family lived here when there were 13 of them, but if so, they must've had to sleep standing up! This place is TINY.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sally8363
Reviewed 17 May 2018

If you're traveling to Capitol Reef from the east/north, you'll come across Behunin on your way to the park's official visitor center. Striking representation of how hardy and rugged and determined the people who settled this land were to call it their home.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Zach S
Reviewed 12 May 2018

If you stop by this interesting cabin (you cannot enter) there is an informational sign you can read which is interesting. You can look in the window here.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Michelle S
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