The Fruita Historic District could be considered the heart of Capitol Reef National Park. For thousands of years, people have called this verdant valley home. Now the Fruita Historic District offers visitors opportunities to experience amazing geology, learn about human history, and explore a diverse landscape. What will you do on your visit to Fruita?
The Scenic Drive offers impressive views and takes about an hour and a half round trip to complete.
The 71-site Fruita Campground is the only developed campground in Capitol Reef. Reservations are available March 1- October 31.
Hiking in Fruita
Go for a hike off the Scenic Drive or Utah Highway 24.
Visit Fremont Culture petroglyphs and imagine what it was like to live here about 1000 years ago.
Many people have called the Gifford House home. Learn about these earlier pioneers, and visit the museum and sales outlet, known for pies.
What was it like to attend a one-room school? Discover the stories of teachers and students in Fruita.
Capitol Reef offers activities for people of all ages. Check out these ideas!
Join a ranger to find out more about the wonders of Capitol Reef National Park.
Historic orchards contain about 2,000 trees including cherry, apricot, peach, pear, apple, plum, mulberry, almond, and walnut.
Last updated: December 8, 2021