Ranger Programs

ranger presenting a talk at the petroglyph panel
Ranger talk at the Petroglyph Panel

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Park staff offer a variety of interpretive programs daily, spring through fall. Program types, times, and locations vary throughout the year and are subject to last-minute changes due to weather or other factors. Check at the Capitol Reef Visitor Center upon arrival for more details.

 
Regular Programs (from approximately mid to late May through October; check at the visitor center for times)
  • Geology Talk - daily
    Discover the geologic story of Capitol Reef. Meet at the visitor center; 20-30 minutes.

  • Fremont Culture Talk - daily
    Learn about past cultures that called this place home. Meet at the petroglyph panel, 1.1 miles (1.7 km) east of the visitor center on Highway 24; 20-30 minutes.

  • Evening Program - Check at the visitor center for times and topics
    Topics and start times vary, check at the visitor center or ask campground hosts for details. Meet at the campground amphitheater; 45-60 minutes.
 
Special Programs (from approximately mid to late May through October; check at the visitor center for schedules and meeting points)
  • Guided Hike
    Locations vary; check at the visitor center for schedules and meeting points; 60 to 90 minutess.
  • Star Program
    Tour the night sky at our International Dark Sky Park. Meet at the campground amphitheater. Check bulletin boards or at the visitor center or dates.
  • Full Moon Walk
    Enjoy a moolit, guided walk. Check bulletin boards or the visitor center for dates and meeting locations.
 
Ripple Rock Nature Center - Open Wednesday to Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm, May 25 to August 9, 2018.
  • Nature Talk - Wednesday to Saturday 11:00 am
    Discover the nature of Capitol Reef! 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Junior Geologist - Wednesday to Saturday 2:00 pm
    Explore the amazing geology of Capitol Reef at this interactive program; 20 to 30 minutes.
 
Junior Ranger Activities
Request a Junior Ranger activity book, and complete the activities to learn about the park and earn a badge.

Last updated: July 18, 2018

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Mailing Address:

HC 70, Box 15
Torrey, UT 84775

Phone:

435-425-3791

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