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Contact: Visitor Center, 435-425-3791
2013 Summer Hours
The Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center will be open 8:00 am to 6:00 pm daily starting Friday May 10, 2013. Enjoy the exhibits, park movie and the Capitol Reef Natural History Association bookstore. Ripple Rock Nature Center will be open 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm daily starting May 17, 2013. Kids of all ages can enjoy exhibits and interactive displays. Free ranger-led programs will be offered including:
10:00 am Geology talk at the visitor center, daily.
2:00 pm Nature talk at Ripple Rock Nature Center, daily. Starts May 17.
3:00 pm Archeology talk at the petroglyph panel off Highway 24, daily. Starts May 10.
Evening campground programs. Friday, Saturday & Sunday only. Starts May 10. Generally starts 1 hour after sunset.
Special geology hikes, history talks, JR Geologist programs and evening night sky programs will also be offered when staffing allows. Check the visitor center for dates, times and locations and expanded programming. The historic Gifford House, located 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the Visitor Center on Scenic Drive, is open 8:00 am to 6:00 pm daily. Learn about pioneer history in the museum and enjoy fresh baked pies and baked goods for purchase each day. Recreate in the Red Rocks at the Reef!