Whether you have a couple hours or multiple days, Capitol Reef is full of opportunities to recreate. The park has something to offer to all visitors. Below are some ideas to get started and suggested itineraries. The park's Trip Planner can also help you prepare for your visit.
Most of the park's 243,921 acres is open for exploration. Try hiking, wildlife-viewing, horseback riding, or rock climbing.
Whether you have half a day or more, spend your time exploring the Fruita area by car or on foot.
Experience the less-visited, southern part of Capitol Reef, where the dramatic angle of the Waterpocket Fold is on display.
Historic orchards contain about 2,000 trees including cherry, apricot, peach, pear, apple, plum, mulberry, almond, and walnut.
The Capitol Reef Natural History Association operates the bookstore in the Capitol Reef Visitor Center.
Suggested ItinerariesBelow are some suggested ways to spend your time. If you have:
One or Two Hours:
Nearby Parks and Monuments
Public Lands within 5 hours drive of Capitol Reef:
Anasazi State Park Museum (~1 hour drive)
Last updated: August 15, 2021