“This is the most beautiful place on Earth. There are many such places. Every man, every woman, carries in heart and mind the image of the ideal place, the right place, the one true home, known or unknown, actual or visionary.” - Edward Abbey
Visit Fremont Culture petroglyphs and imagine what it was like to live here about 1000 years ago.
Explore the history of Fruita, established in the 1880s by Latter-Day-Saint pioneers.
What was it like to attend a one-room school? Discover the stories of teachers and students in Fruita.
Many people have called the Gifford House home. Learn about these earlier pioneers, and visit the museum and sales outlet, known for pies.
Historic orchards contain about 2,000 trees including cherry, apricot, peach, pear, apple, plum, mulberry, almond, and walnut.
Whether you have half a day or more, spend your time exploring the Fruita area by car or on foot.
Experience the less-visited, southern part of Capitol Reef, where the dramatic angle of the Waterpocket Fold is on display.
Cathedral Valley roads require high clearance vehicles and about a day to explore fully.
Last updated: December 31, 2020