Alerts & Conditions


Capitol Reef National Park Operations

Capitol Reef National Park is fully open.

  • The park is open 24 hours a day.
  • The visitor center is open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
  • The Gifford House is open for the season.
    • Operating hours will be 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 12:45 pm to 4:30 pm.
  • Operations are subject to change at any time.
  • Ranger programs will be listed at the visitor center and on bulletin boards.
  • Backcountry camping permits can be obtained at the visitor center, during open hours. Please arrive early enough to complete the permit process before closing.
  • Most Canyoneering routes are open (with a permit). Check alerts above for seasonal closures.
  • The Fruita Campground is reservable from March 1 through October 31. Reservations for the Fruita Campground, including the Group Site, are available through Dates are available up to six months in advance. The campground is first-come, first-served from November 1 to February 28. Starting August 1, 2023, generators will only be permitted in the C loop.
Call 435-425-3791 to reach the automated phone tree, which has the weather forecast recorded daily; updates on road conditions as they change; and the fruit hotline for flowering and harvesting information.

Press #1 for information, then press:
#1 to have information mailed to you
#2 for campground information
#3 for the daily weather forecast
#4 for road conditions
#5 for orchard and fruit information
#6 for the visitor center bookstore
#7 for visitor center information
#8 to leave a message for visitor center staff
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Last updated: May 30, 2023

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Mailing Address:

HC 70, Box 15
Torrey, UT 84775


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