• twitter.com/travel1000place
  • facebook.com/avel1000places
  • Visit us:
This article:

Capitol Reef National Park


Data & Facts

Operating Hours & Seasons
The park and campgrounds are open year round. The Visitor Center is open daily (except for some major holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with extended hours during the summer season.
Ripple Rock Nature Center is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sundays and Mondays.

Directions to Capitol Reef National Park

Traveling westbound on Interstate 70:
Take Utah State Highway 24 west towards Hanksville (exit 149). Stay on Highway 24 for 95 miles to reach the park Visitor Center.

Traveling on Interstate 15:
Take US Highway 50 east at Scipio (exit 188) towards Salina for 30 miles. At the junction with Utah State Highway 89/259, turn right (south) and travel 8 miles. Turn left (east) onto Utah State Highway 24 towards Sigurd. Continue on Highway 24 for 82 miles to reach the park Visitor Center.

Visitor Center

The Capitol Reef Visitor Center features interpretive exhibits, an introductory media presentation shown upon request, and sale of interpretive materials through the park’s cooperating association, the Capitol Reef Natural History Association.

Entrance Fee

The following Entrance Fees are charged for traveling the park’s Scenic Drive beyond the Fruita Campground.

Individuals: $3.00 (Good for 7 days) This fee applies to bicycles and pedestrians (per person).
Vehicles: $5.00 (Good for 7 days) This fee applies to private vehicles, including motorcycles.

Accomodation, Lodging, RV, Camping

See: Hotels, Resorts, Camping



GPS Coordinates

1 -- Capitol Reef Visitor Center
Decimal Lat: 38.291503 / Lon: -111.261377


Document Information
Source: National Park Service; magazineUSA.com
Last modified: 20080901
copyright ©2018 DENALImultimedia llc; magazineUSA.com and/or respective owner(s). All rights reserved.
By accessing and using this website you agree to comply with our Terms of Use / Disclaimer / Copyright Info.

FTC and Amazon Disclosure:
On our pages we might offer product suggestions and provide a link to Amazon. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases a small commission, however, it does not increase the price of the product and it doesn't cost you anything.

Connect with us on:
  • twitter.com/travel1000place
  • facebook.com/travel1000places