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Things to do in utah

Capitol Reef National Park
About The Park
Capitol Reef National Park is located in the south-central desert of Utah. With beautiful rock formations, mountains, and with many activities to enjoy, it is a spot you won't want to miss!

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Activities To Do
Capitol Reef has a visitor center where you can learn about the park's geological and anthropologic history. Located a mile away from the visitor center, you can see the Historic Gifford Farmhouse. It is a pioneer museum and country store and a fun stop to make.


There are many casual trails to explore and see the beautiful views. There are cafes, shops, galleries, and more to explore as you relax and enjoy nature.

Some fun ways to enjoy Capitol Reef National Park is by going fishing, bird watching, and viewing the amazing wildlife. For fishing there are plenty of streams and lakes to try out for a great day of fishing. Blind Lake and Fish Lake are great places for trout fishing. Explore the area and see free-roaming bison, lizards, deer, rabbits, coyotes, and more. You can bird watch and see the beautiful Golden Eagle!

If you are looking for a little more of an adventure or thrill, there are some great mountain biking trails! There are plenty of options for different levels of mountain bikers. There are easier and more strenuous trails, as well as shorter and longer trails.

So many people today love to capture the moments in their life with photos. Capitol Reef is an amazing spot to practice your photography skills. As beauty surrounds you, you can find a lot of great opportunities to capture some beautiful views of nature.

An amazing time to come to the park is in the summer and fall because you can help to harvest the cherry, apricot, peach, apple, and pear trees! You can pick and eat as much as you want, as well as take fruit home! Talk about a sweet treat! 

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The list goes on and on for things that you can do! Enjoy your summer and plan your visit to the Capitol Reef National Park today! 

GUEST REVIEWS
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Beautiful Park!

Capitol Reef National Park is another beautiful park in Utah. We drove through the park, getting out many times for photos. This was my first time seeing petroglyphs in person and it was an awesome experience. While we were looking at the petroglyphs, 3 mule deer decided to feed close to us which was another great experience to just listening to the wind blow, sitting in such a beautiful place watching the deer.
Breath taking every time we go

Capital Reef is our favorite National Park in Utah. It's best in the fall, winter and early spring as you practically get the park to yourself.
For park information by phone, call:

(435) 425-3791

Fax requests to: (435) 425-3026

E-mail: CARE Information
Messages sent to this email address will receive replies, either by return email or by U.S. Mail, depending on the response required. Based on the volume of emails we receive and staffing levels, in certain seasons it may take 7 to 10 days to receive a reply.

The park Visitor Center is located at the junction of the park's Scenic Drive and Utah Highway 24. The physical address is 52 West Headquarters Drive, Torrey UT 84775