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Contact: Lori Rome, 435-425-4110
The Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center autumn operating hours will be 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily from October 19 through November 1. Free interpretive programs will include a daily geology talk at the visitor center at 10:00 am, evening programs at the campground amphitheater, and other programs as staffing allows. Check the visitor center for times and details.
Winter operating hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm will begin Sunday, November 2, 2014. The visitor center will be closed on federal holidays: Veteran's Day on Thursday, November 11, 2014, Thanksgiving Day on Thursday November 27, 2014, Christmas Day on Thursday, December 25, 2014, New Year's Day on Thursday, January 1, 2015, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 19, 2015, and President's Day on Monday, February 16, 2015.
Capitol Reef will celebrate National Fossil Day and Earth Science Week October 16-19 with special geology programs and activities at Ripple Rock Nature Center. Check the visitor center for times and details.
The Gifford House Store and Museum, located 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the visitor center on the Scenic Drive, will be open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily October 19 through November 1, 2014. Fresh baked pies, breads, and pastries are available for purchase. The Gifford House will close for the season on Sunday, November 2, 2014.