Discover the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic wrinkle on earth!

Located in south-central Utah in the heart of red rock country, Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden treasure filled with cliffs, canyons, domes, and bridges in the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline (a wrinkle on the earth) extending almost 100 miles.

A hiker standing under Hickman Natural Bridge


Learn about the geologic processes that created the Waterpocket Fold.

Park staff removing graffiti with water and brushes

Leave No Trace

Help protect the park.

Night skies in Capitol Reef National Park

International Dark Sky Park

Discover Capitol Reef's dark night skies.

Dark brown wooden bridge over stream with green grass and trees around it.

Things To Do

There are many ways to explore Capitol Reef!

Hikers looking at the rock walls on the Capitol Gorge trail

Hiking and Backpacking

Capitol Reef is a hiker's dream. Learn more about the trails and routes.


Maps & Brochures

Plan your visit with maps and information about Capitol Reef.

Pendelton Barn and Gifford House below Fruita's Wingate Sandstone Cliffs


Capitol Reef's rich cultural history dates to archaic hunter-gatherers, the prehistoric Fremont Culture, and pioneer homesteaders.

Creek in canyon with cliffs, yellow cottonwood trees, and blue sky.

Nature & Science

Discover the natural resources protected within Capitol Reef National Park.

RVs, tents, cars, and vans in a green, shaded campground, with some fall colors.


With one developed campground, two primitive campgrounds, and vast backcountry options, there are many places to stay the night in the park.

A ranger presenting programs to visitors at Capitol Reef National Park.

Ranger Programs

Join a ranger to find out more about the wonders of Capitol Reef National Park.

Black and white long-haired dog with a woman walking it and another dog on a leash.


Discover where you can go with your pet.

Last updated: November 9, 2019

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Mailing Address:

HC 70, Box 15
Torrey, UT 84775



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