75th Anniversary Celebration
Capitol Reef is celebrating 75 years of conservation this year. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the proclamation establishing Capitol Reef National Monument on August 2, 1937. President Richard Nixon signed the legislation creating Capitol Reef National Park on December 18, 1971. The park and our partner, the Capitol Reef Natural History Association are teaming up to celebrate this noteworthy milestone August 2-4, 2012 with special events and activities. Join us for the fun!
For a full schedule of events, click here.
To read more about the administrative history of the park, click here.
Visit our partners at the Capitol Reef Natural History Association to buy tickets for the Cowboy Cookout Saturday evening.
Did You Know?
Desert bighorn sheep, once common in the Capitol Reef area, were reintroduced in 1996 and 1997, and have since thrived here. Visitors have reported seeing them in Capitol Gorge, Grand Wash, and along the Fremont River corridor.