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Contact: Visitor Center, 435-425-3791
The Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center is currently open 8:00 am to 6:00 pm through October 29.Free interpretive programs will include: a geology talk at the visitor center at 10:00 am, Prehistoric Culture talk at the Highway 24 petroglyph panel at 3:00 pm, and occasional campground evening programs at 7:30 pm as staffing allows. Beginning October 30, 2016, visitor center hours will be 8:00 am to 4:30 pm daily through the winter.
The building will be closed these winter holidays: Thursday November 24, 2016 - Thanksgiving, Sunday December 25, 2016 - Christmas, Sunday January 1, 2017 - New Year's Day, and Monday, January 16, 2017 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Capitol Reef will celebrate Earth Science Week on Saturday, October 22ndwith special activities at Ripple Rock Nature Center (located south on the Scenic Drive), which will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm that day only. Ask at the visitor center for times of ranger-guided activities.
The historic Gifford House and store, located 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the Visitor Center on the Scenic Drive, is open 8:00 am to 6:00 pm daily through October 29, 2016. Fresh baked pies, breads and pastries are available for purchase. The Gifford House will close for the season on Sunday October 30, 2016.
Enjoy park trails, the park movie and the Capitol Reef Natural History Association bookstore as well as fruit available for harvest from the parks historic orchards. Contact us at 435 425-3791 or follow us on www.twitter.com/CapitolReefNPS or www.facebook.com/CapitolReefNPS.
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