• Strike Valley and the Waterpocket Fold

    Capitol Reef

    National Park Utah

Resurfacing Project on Highway 24

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Date: May 23, 2013
Contact: Visitor Center, 435-425-3791

The Utah Department of Transportation (DOT) will begin a project to resurface the roadway on Highway 24 starting Tuesday May 28, 2013 and continue through Thursday May 30, 2013. 

The work will occur from the Panorama Point- Goosenecks turnout (mile post 77) and extend approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) eastward, towards the Fruita Historic District and the park visitor center, and encompass both lanes, one at a time. The DOT will perform traffic control. Expect travel delays. 

This work will improve the tread of the roadway making conditions safer for travelers. Please use caution in work areas. Thank you for your patience. 

Safe travels!

Did You Know?

Rabbit Valley Gilia in a crack in rocks at Capitol Reef

The geology of the Waterpocket Fold created conditions which allowed unique plant species to evolve here. A total of 887 plant species occur in the park many of which have very restricted distributions, occuring on specific geologic formations, soils, slopes, or elevation or precipitation ranges.