Visit Fruita

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?

Blacktop road through red cliffs, with trees and blue skies.

Scenic Drive

The Scenic Drive offers impressive views and takes about an hour and a half round trip to complete.

Fruita Campground with tents and RVs

Fruita Campground

The 71-site Fruita Campground is the only developed campground in Capitol Reef. Reservations are available March 1- October 31.

Slick rock trail with juniper trees, rocks, and views of white cliffs in the distance.

Hiking in Fruita

Go for a hike off the Scenic Drive or Utah Highway 24.

Wooden boardwalk facing a reddish rock wall, with a circle showing where the images ares.

Petroglyph Panel

Visit Fremont Culture petroglyphs and imagine what it was like to live here about 1000 years ago.

Black and white photo of a man standing on the porch of a house.

Gifford Homestead

Many people have called the Gifford House home. Learn about these earlier pioneers.

Small log cabin-like building with windows and a door, below red rock cliffs and blue sky.

Fruita Schoolhouse

What was it like to attend a one-room school? Discover the stories of teachers and students in Fruita.

Visitor picking fruit in an orchard open for picking


Historic orchards contain about 2,000 trees including cherry, apricot, peach, pear, apple, plum, mulberry, almond, and walnut.

A ranger presenting programs to visitors at Capitol Reef National Park.

Ranger Programs

Join a ranger to find out more about the wonders of Capitol Reef National Park.

Last updated: May 7, 2020

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Torrey, UT 84775



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