• Strike Valley and the Waterpocket Fold

    Capitol Reef

    National Park Utah

Spring Hours of Operation

Orchard in spring

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News Release Date: March 10, 2014

The Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center will be open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily starting Sunday March 9, 2014. Enjoy the exhibits, park movie and the Capitol Reef Natural History Association bookstore. Starting March 26 daily geology talks will be offered at the visitor center at 10:00 a.m.

The historic Gifford House, located 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the Visitor Center on Scenic Drive, will be open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily staring Friday March 14, 2014. Information discussing Mormon pioneer history will be on display. Fresh baked pies, breads and pastries will be available for purchase each day. Stop by for a "taste" of history.


Enjoy springtime at Capitol Reef National Park!

Did You Know?

Mule Deer, Doe, standing in a meadow

Mule Deer lack the digestive juices of omnivores or carnivores, and rely on enzymes present in green plant material to digest their food. Feeding deer picnic fare causes hyper-enlargement of their pancreas, and can result in death. Please do not feed wildlife!