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?
Geologist G.K. Gilbert, a member of John Wesley Powell's scientific team, surveyed the Capitol Reef area in 1875. Gilbert mapped a fault line adjacent to Chimney Rock along Utah Highway 24, and a copy of his field sketch is incorporated into the park’s Junior Geologist program. More...