• Strike Valley

    Capitol Reef

    National Park Utah

Operating Hours & Seasons

Visitor Center

Operating Hours & Seasons
The park and campgrounds are open year round.

The visitor center is open daily (except for some major holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with extended hours in the summer.

Ripple Rock Nature Center is open on limited days from Memorial Day through Labor Day, check the visitor center for details.

The Gifford House Store and Museum opens for the season on March 14 (Pi Day) to October 31 (closing date can change) and is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with extended hours in the summer.

For current hours of seasonal operations click here.

Did You Know?

Rabbit Valley Gilia in a crack in rocks at Capitol Reef

The geology of the Waterpocket Fold created conditions which allowed unique plant species to evolve here. A total of 887 plant species occur in the park many of which have very restricted distributions, occuring on specific geologic formations, soils, slopes, or elevation or precipitation ranges.