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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.
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.
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
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.
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.