• Strike Valley and the Waterpocket Fold

    Capitol Reef

    National Park Utah


Fremont River and Capitol Dome
The Fremont River and Capitol Dome
NPS Photo/Sandy Borthwick

Traveling westbound on Interstate 70: Take Utah State Highway 24 west towards Hanksville (exit 149). Stay on Highway 24 for 95 miles (153 km) to reach the visitor center.

Traveling on Interstate 15: Take US Highway 50 east at Scipio (exit 188) towards Salina for 30 miles (48.3 km). At the junction with Utah State Highway 89/259, turn right (south) and travel 8 miles (12.9 km). Turn left (east) onto Utah State Highway 24 towards Sigurd. Continue on Highway 24 for 82 miles (132 km) to reach the visitor center.


Did You Know?

Mule Deer, Doe, standing in a meadow

Mule Deer lack the digestive juices of omnivores or carnivores, and rely on enzymes present in green plant material to digest their food. Feeding deer picnic fare causes hyper-enlargement of their pancreas, and can result in death. Please do not feed wildlife!