Things to Do
Hike to temples, arches, washes, thrones, gulches and canyons.
Pick from three campgrounds in the area: Fruita, Cathedral Valley or Cedar Mesa. All sites will set you up to experience the national park from the inside out. Read more...
The 71-site Fruita Campground is the only developed campground in the park. Sites at the Fruita Campground are $10 per night. Senior and Access pass holders receive a 50% discount on their campsite. All sites at the Fruita Campground are first come, first serve, with the exception of the Group Campsite.
Group Site is available by reservation and can accommodate a maximum of 40 people. Only written or faxed requests to reserve the campsite are accepted. Telephone reservations are not accepted. Your requests for a reservation should be sent to:
Group Campsite Reservations
Capitol Reef National Park
HC 70, Box 15
Torrey, UT 84775
Or faxed to 435-425-3026
The campground is located 36 miles from the Visitor Center, about halfway on the Cathedral Valley loop road. It is a primitive campground with no-fee and has six sites. There is a pit toilet, but no water is available. Although the campground is open year around, visitors should check with the Visitor Center prior to planning an overnight stay. No reservations; first-come, first-served.
The Cedar Mesa Campground is located about 35 miles south of the Utah State Highway 24, and is at 5,500 feet in elevation. This primitive, no-fee campground has five sites. It includes a pit toilet, but no water is available. Although the campground is open year around, visitors should check with the Visitor Center for road conditions. No reservations; first-come, first served.