Capitol Reef National Park's Scenic Drive

a road parallels sandstone cliffs
Views along the Scenic Drive


Quick Facts
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Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Scenic View/Photo Spot

The Scenic Drive starts at the park visitor center and provides access to Grand Wash Road, Capitol Gorge Road, and Pleasant Creek Road. The Scenic Drive is a 7.9 mile (12.7 km) paved road with dirt spur roads into Grand Wash and Capitol Gorge that, weather permitting, are accessible to all passenger vehicles and RV's up to 27 feet in length. The Scenic Drive is not a loop, so you must return on the same road. Parking in some lots can be limited, particularly for RV's.

An entrance fee of $20 per vehicle is charged for the Scenic Drive. The self-pay entrance station is located just south of the campground on the Scenic Drive. There is no entrance fee for holders of the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands passes.

An inexpensive Guide to the Scenic Drive brochure is available at the visitor center bookstore or follow this link for a virtual tour of the Geology of the Scenic Drive.

For more information, visit Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park

Last updated: January 11, 2021