• Strike Valley and the Waterpocket Fold

    Capitol Reef

    National Park Utah

Easter Celebration 2012

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Date: April 3, 2012
Contact: Visitor Center, 435-425-3791

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For I remember it is Easter morn,And life and love and peace are all new born. ~Alice Freeman Palmer 

Join Capitol Reef Natural History Association in celebrating Easter on Saturday April 7, 2012. Everyone is invited to the park's main picnic area, located 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the Visitor Center on the Scenic Drive, at 9:00 am to watch the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Children of ages up to 10 years old are welcome to participate in the event. There will be 3 age groups. 

Visit us at the historic Gifford House, located 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the Visitor Center on Scenic Drive. Hours of operation are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. Fresh baked pies, breads and pastries and locally made pioneer crafts and toys are available for purchase. Early Easter baskets will be on display. 

Ripple Rock Nature Center will be open from noon to 5:00 pm Easter weekend Friday April 6 through Sunday April 8. Kids of all ages will enjoy the interactive exhibits.

Did You Know?

Junior Geologist with Dutton Sketch

Geologist G.K. Gilbert, a member of John Wesley Powell's scientific team, surveyed the Capitol Reef area in 1875. Gilbert mapped a fault line adjacent to Chimney Rock along Utah Highway 24, and a copy of his field sketch is incorporated into the park’s Junior Geologist program. More...