Contact: Cindy Micheli, 435-425-3791
Capitol Reef National Park
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?
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...