Alerts & Conditions

Capitol Reef National Park Public Health Update

Modified Park Operations

Capitol Reef National Park is fully open with implementation of our final phased resumption in operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The park has followed the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Utah State guidance and has installed social distancing measures in the visitor center and Gifford House. View the press release.

  • The visitor center is open daily from 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm. Winter hours begin November 1. The visitor center will be open daily from 9 am to 12 pm and 12:30 pm to 4 pm.
    • Building occupancy is limited to 20 people at one time. Consider sending one person from your group in, to help promote social distancing and reduce wait times.
  • The Gifford House is open daily from 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4:30 pm. The last day the Gifford House will be open for the season is October 31.
    • Building occupancy is limited to 12 people at one time. Consider sending one person from your group in, to help promote social distancing and reduce wait times.
  • 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.)
  • Canyoneering routes are open (with a permit).
  • Reservations for the Fruita Campground, including the Group Site, are available through recreation.gov. All other dates will continue to open on a rolling six month basis. As we move forward, the health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners will guide our operational approach to examine each facility function and service and ensure those operations comply with current public health guidance.
  • Capitol Reef National Park is focused on ensuring employees, their families, volunteers, and visitors are safe by following the most current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and other federal, state, and local health authorities.
 

The National Park Service asks the public to be our partner in adopting social distancing practices when visiting Capitol Reef and other parks.

The NPS encourages visitors to follow CDC guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and recreate responsibly.

  • Wash your hands often
  • Maintain 6 feet (1.8 m) distance between yourself and those outside your household. Avoid close contact with people that are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
  • Monitor your health daily.

Follow the NPS public health web page for the latest public health updates from the National Park Service.

Know before you go: check for Utah park alerts!

This page will be updated as conditions change.

 
Loading results...
     
    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 visitor center hours

    Last updated: October 21, 2020

    Contact the Park

    Mailing Address:

    HC 70, Box 15
    Torrey, UT 84775

    Phone:

    435-425-3791
    Recorded park information available 24 hours a day. Phones are answered when staff is available. If no one answers, please leave a message, your call will be returned. Questions may also be sent to care_information@nps.gov.

    Contact Us