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Gifford House Opening and 2018 Easter Event

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Date: March 9, 2018
Contact: Visitor Center, 435-425-4111

Spring is around the corner. Though the weather becomes warmer, occasional snowfall can still occur. “While planning your trip, check the weather and don’t forget the daylight-saving time change and spring ahead one hour on March 11,” says park ranger Shauna Cotrell.

The Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center is open 8:00 am to 4:30 pm daily. Enjoy the exhibits, park movie and the Capitol Reef Natural History Association bookstore. Geology talks and special programs will be offered as staffing allows, check at the visitor center for times and locations.

The historic Gifford House, located 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the visitor center on the Scenic Drive, will be open 8:00 am to 4:30 pm daily starting Wednesday March 14, 2018. The Gifford House, operated by the Capitol Reef Natural History Association, has pioneer history information on display and sells fresh baked pies (pies will be sold for $3.14 on Pi day, March 14), breads and pastries. Learn about this non-profit park partner at and enjoy a taste of Fruita's history!

On Saturday March 31, 2018 the Capitol Reef Natural History Association will host the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Picnic Area at 9:00 am. Parking is limited. Kids up to 10 years old can participate and special prizes will be offered for each age group. The Easter bunny will be on site for this family-fun event.

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Last updated: March 12, 2018

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