Capital Reef is one of the most beautiful & best kept secrets in the Colorado Plateau. Just don't tell anyone, we need to keep it that way. Scenic overkill & photographic opportunities abound.
Though CR isn't known for long hiking trails & depending on what you like - try Upper/Lower Muley Twist. They are more of an out & back type of routes - one day/night going (north) into Upper Muley - there are a few scrambles that take you up onto the Waterpocket Fold Ridge/Strike Valley Overlook - beautiful place to spend the night, great place for sunrise/set & star watching. The second night going (south) down stream in the Lower Muley. There may be some waterflow but for the most part you can hike good distances without getting wet & can turn around at any time. Of course remember those type canyons can flash flood - usually not a problem this time of year though Mother Earth has been changing her mind lately - always sleep on high ground and with limited sun-strike, canyons are cold in November.
Another possibility if you like desert off-trail/route finding is to trek from the Upper Cathedral monoliths thru the basin to the Temples of the Sun & Moon (visa-versa)- you're never more than a mile (east-west) from the surrounding dirt roads that loop the area - this time of year almost no-one will be on those roads. Follow dry wash beds and slick rock to keep impact off of the desert soils. Sunrise/sunset and astro-photography with the Temples and Monoliths as a back drop can make for some very distinguished images.
Have fun - be safe!