• Strike Valley and the Waterpocket Fold

    Capitol Reef

    National Park Utah

Winter Hours

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Date: November 14, 2006
Contact: Cindy Micheli, 435-425-3791

Egyptian Temple in winter
Egyptian Temple in winter

Capitol Reef National Park
Winter Visitor Center Hours

Fall has arrived at Capitol Reef National Park bringing cooler temperatures, fall colors, and shorter hours at the Visitor Center. Beginning Sunday, October 15th, the Visitor Center will be open daily from 8 am until 4:30 pm. This schedule will remain in effect throughout the fall, winter, and spring, with the exception of major holidays. The Visitor Center will be closed on Veterans Day (observed, Friday November 10th), Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. Even though the Visitor Center is closed for the holidays, Capitol Reef National Park remains open.

For additional information, please call the park at 425-3791 extension 111.

Did You Know?

Two cars passing in Capitol Gorge, Circa 1939

Metal bars supporting telephone lines were installed in Capitol Gorge in 1911 providing telephone service to the ranching community east of Capitol Reef National Park. State Highway 24 was an unpaved road through Capitol Gorge until 1962, when it was re-routed along the Fremont River and paved.