• Strike Valley and the Waterpocket Fold

    Capitol Reef

    National Park Utah

Winter Hours of Operation

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Date: November 20, 2013
Contact: Lori Rome, 435-425-3791

The Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center operating hours will be 8:00 am to 4:30 pm daily starting Sunday December 1, 2013. Enjoy the 18-minute park movie "Watermark", exhibits and bookstore.

The historic Gifford House, located 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the Visitor Center on Scenic Drive, will be closed for the winter and will reopen March 2014.

Winter is a wonderful time to enjoy the park. Visitation is low and solitude abounds.

For more information, contact us at (435) 425-3791 or follow us on www.twitter.com/CapitolReefNPS or www.facebook.com/CapitolReefNPS.

Enjoy winter at Capitol Reef National Park!

Did You Know?


The Fremont River corridor sports the feathery branches and pink flowers of the tamarisk, an exotic introduced from the Mediterranean in the 1930s. It was brought to the southwest as a river bank stabilizer and is now nearly impossible to control and eliminate, despite on-going eradication efforts.