• 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?

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...