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Ranger in flat hat, holding photos and diagrams up in front of audience of three people, with a background of colorful rock layers and formations.
Rangers give daily geology talks.

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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. See the calendar, or check at the Capitol Reef Visitor Center upon arrival for more details.

Year-round Programs

  • Geology Talk
    Discover the geologic story of Capitol Reef; 30 minutes. Daily. Check the
    calendar for time and location.
  • Junior Ranger Program
    Request a Junior Ranger activity book at the visitor center, and complete the activities to learn about the park and earn a badge.

    The Junior Ranger Booklet is also available in thirteen additional languages. Please ask at the visitor center or email the park for one of the following text-only translations: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish.
 

Regular Programs (late-May to October)

Check at the visitor center or campground bulletin boards for locations, topics, and times.

  • Geology Talk - daily
    Discover the geologic story of Capitol Reef; 30 minutes.
  • Evening Program - daily near sunset
    Topics and start times vary, check at the visitor center or campground bulletin boards for details. Meet at the Fruita Campground amphitheater; 1 hour.

Last updated: May 23, 2022

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Mailing Address:

HC 70, Box 15
Torrey , UT 84775

Phone:

435-425-3791
Recorded park information available 24 hours a day. Phones are answered when staff is available. If no one answers, please leave a message, your call will be returned. Questions may also be sent to care_information@nps.gov.

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