• Strike Valley and the Waterpocket Fold

    Capitol Reef

    National Park Utah


Fremont River and Capitol Dome
The Fremont River and Capitol Dome
NPS/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?

Researchers collecting samples near a stream

With its wide variety of microhabitats, Capitol Reef National Park’s cold desert ecosystem supports an extraordinarily diverse combination of plant and animal species, fostering opportunities for education, research, and a deeper connection to the natural world.