Additional information about Capitol Reef National Park and the Colorado Plateau can be obtained through the Capitol Reef Natural History Association. They operate the Visitor Center bookstore, which carries a variety of maps, books, videos, posters, and postcards. This non-profit cooperating association also operates a sales outlet at the historic Gifford House Store and Museum during the summer season, offering unique handmade pioneer-era items that reflect the park's cultural heritage, as well as locally-baked fruit pies and home made ice cream.
For a free publication list, call (435) 425-4106 or write to:
Capitol Reef Natural History Association
Did You Know?
Desert bighorn sheep, once common in the Capitol Reef area, were reintroduced in 1996 and 1997, and have since thrived here. Visitors have reported seeing them in Capitol Gorge, Grand Wash, and along the Fremont River corridor.