Plan Your Visit

Before You Arrive


In The Park

  • 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.

  • RVs, tents, cars, and vans in a green, shaded campground, with some fall colors.

    With one developed campground, two primitive campgrounds, and vast backcountry options, there are many places to stay the night in the park.

  • Flash flood in Sulphur Creek in Capitol Reef National Park
    Your Safety

    Your safety is your responsibility. Safety tips for visiting Capitol Reef.

  • Three hikers sitting on rocks overlooking a vast landscape of rock and cliffs.
    Things To Do

    There are many ways to experience Capitol Reef!

  • Person rapelling down redrock cliff wall with blue sky above.

    Find out what permits you need for special activities, like canyoneering, rock climbing, commercial tours, and others.

  • Volunteer saying Junior Ranger pledge with three children and an adult.
    For Kids

    Capitol Reef offers activities for people of all ages. Check out these ideas!

  • Tree with green leaves, light greenish red pears in front of a log building with rocky slopes behind
    Explore Fruita

    Whether you have half a day or more, spend your time exploring the Fruita area by car or on foot.

  • Blue sky, large white slopes, with red triangular shaped rocks below, green grass in the foreground
    Waterpocket District

    Experience the less-visited, southern part of Capitol Reef, where the dramatic angle of the Waterpocket Fold is on display.

  • Large red, triangular monolith, reflected in a puddle, with blue sky above, and red rock to the side
    Cathedral Valley District

    The remote and rugged northern part of Capitol Reef offers adventurous visitors solitude and spectacular views.


Capitol Reef National Park does not have a lodge or restaurant. The Wayne County Travel Council has information for services available in Wayne County, Utah. Looking for laundry and shower information? Learn about additional local services.

Last updated: May 3, 2024

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HC 70, Box 15
Torrey, UT 84775


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