• 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?

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...