Discover the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic wrinkle on earth!
Located in south-central Utah in the heart of red rock country, Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden treasure filled with cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges in the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline (a wrinkle on the earth) extending almost 100 miles.
Find out more about the geological processes that created the Waterpocket Fold.Read More
Social Media Network
Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. Find park photos and events, then share your experiences in the park with others!Read More
Capitol Reef’s rich cultural history dates back to Archaic hunters and gatherers and more recently Mormon pioneers who settled the area in the 1800s.Read More
Plan a Visit
Planning a visit to Capitol Reef? Check our Trip Planner for valuable information on topics such as visitor facilities, hiking trails, and camping.Read More
Visit the Historic Gifford Homestead
Located 1 mile south of the visitor center on the Scenic Drive, this rural Utah farmhouse from the early 1900s features handmade items and baked goodsRead More
Explore the National Park Service’s largest historic orchards with over 3,000 fruit and nut trees.Read More
Check at the visitor center or National Weather Service before heading for a hike or backcountry excursion.Read More
Did You Know?
Less than 0.25 inches (0.6 cm) of rain can produce flash floods. Flash floods are caused by run-off from intense, localized thunderstorms that drop a large amount of rain over a short period of time. They are most common in Capitol Reef in July, August and September, but can occur at any time of the year.