Alerts & Conditions


Capitol Reef National Park Operations

Capitol Reef National Park is fully open.

  • The visitor center is open from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. The visitor center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 24 and Christmas Day, December 25, 2022.
  • The Gifford House is closed for the season.
    • The Gifford House will reopen on Pi Day, March 14, 2023.
    • 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.
  • Canyoneering routes are open (with a permit).
  • The Fruita Campground is first-come, first-served November 1 through February 28, and is reservable from March 1 through October 31. Reservations for the Fruita Campground, including the Group Site, are available through 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. Learn more about the NPS response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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
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Last updated: December 6, 2022

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HC 70, Box 15
Torrey , UT 84775


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