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.

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Scenic Drive Construction 2024

Learn about and plan for the upcoming project to repair Scenic Drive and improve several parking lots.

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Explore Fruita

Whether you have half a day or more, spend your time exploring the Fruita area by car or on foot.

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Do I need a permit or reservation?

Permits are required for certain activities, like canyoneering, rock climbing, backpacking, group activities, commercial tours, and others.

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Enjoy Capitol Reef National Park

Explore the many things to do in the park. Drive the Scenic Drive, visit the Gifford House for pie, and walk the many trails.

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Learn about the geologic processes that created the Waterpocket Fold.

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

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Where can you take your pet in Capitol Reef National Park?

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Leave No Trace

Help protect the park.

Last updated: May 9, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

HC 70, Box 15
Torrey, UT 84775


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