• Strike Valley and the Waterpocket Fold

    Capitol Reef

    National Park Utah

Bookstore

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Capitol Reef Natural History Association

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
Capitol Reef National Park
HC 70 Box 15
Torrey, UT 84775

The Association provides funding for many park projects, including research, interpretation and maintenance.

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.