Kids & Youth

  • Colorful junior ranger booklet with wooden badge placed on black boulder.

    Become a Junior Ranger

    For ages 3 to 103! Compete activities to earn your badge!

  • Volunteer saying Junior Ranger pledge with three children and an adult.

    For Kids

    Capitol Reef offers activities for people of all ages. Check out these ideas!

  • Slick rock trail with juniper trees, rocks, and views of white cliffs in the distance.

    Hiking in Fruita

    Go for a hike off the Scenic Drive or Utah Highway 24.

  • 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.

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

    Nature & Science

    Discover the natural resources protected within Capitol Reef National Park.

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


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

  • Flash flood in Sulphur Creek in Capitol Reef National Park

    Your Safety

    Your safety is your responsibility. Safety tips for visiting Capitol Reef.

  • Tree with green leaves, light greenish red pears in front of a log building with rocky slopes behind

    Explore Fruita

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

  • Night skies in Capitol Reef National Park

    International Dark Sky Park

    Discover Capitol Reef's dark night skies.


Tips for a Great Visit:

Last updated: December 7, 2021

Park footer

Contact Info

Mailing Address:

HC 70, Box 15
Torrey, UT 84775


Recorded park information available 24 hours a day. Phones are answered when staff is available. If no one answers, please leave a message, your call will be returned. Questions may also be sent to

Contact Us