Capitol Reef National Park is located in south-central Utah. Hwy 24 cuts through its mid-section and is the primary access route. The park is open 24 hours a day, year-round.
The Visitor Center, located just off Hwy 24, is open year-round with information, displays, and a slide program. A museum offering insights to the geology, archaeology and history of the area is also available for exploration. Visitors are encouraged to stop by and learn how to visit the park with minimal impact to the fragile desert environment.
Maps, brochures, and books are available for purchase at the Visitors Center.
Visitor Center hours: Open year around 8 am to 4:30 pm (except for some major holidays) with extended summer hours of 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Fees and Passes
America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is honored and also sold at Capitol Reef. Cost is $80. This is the best deal for people intending to visit multiple parks within a year's time. You can get it online.
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.