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Fruita

Utah State Route 24, Capitol Reef National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Pioneer History Comes Alive!

We still weren’t ready for another hike, so we decided to check out some of the roadside... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Steve C
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Annapolis, Maryland
Fruit pie and history in one !

An oasis of green and mature trees nestled in the grandeur of Capitol Reef National Park this is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
IntrepidMelbourne
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Melbourne
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Utah State Route 24, Capitol Reef National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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1 - 10 of 121 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We still weren’t ready for another hike, so we decided to check out some of the roadside attractions around Fruita Rural History District, starting with the Jackson U-Pick orchard where we jockeyed with the wild turkeys and deer for some ripe apples that hung from...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 1 week ago

An oasis of green and mature trees nestled in the grandeur of Capitol Reef National Park this is not to be missed ! The first Mormon families arrived in the 1880s and the last left in 1969. You can pick ripe fruit season from any...More

Thank IntrepidMelbourne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family visited the Fruita historic site while visiting Capitol Reef NP over Columbus Day weekend. The area wasn’t too busy especially when compared to other national parks in the surrounding areas but is off the beaten path. As a history buff, I found the...More

Thank KBJ278
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fruita is not unlike any other settlement founded hundreds of years ago. This particular area was a Mormon settlement focusing on farming and orchards. Families were sent by Brigham Young to populate all the areas of Utah; this area was perfect for farming and orchards....More

Thank graymar6
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is a historic area quite close to the Capitol Reef NP visitor centre. It is an old Mormon settlement - there's a Blacksmiths and a Schoolhouse, the Gifford Homestead shows how the locals used to live there, and there is an Orchard where you...More

Thank LeeStJohn
Reviewed 27 September 2017

The little historic pioneer area of Fruita is a very worthwhile stop if you are visiting the Capitol Reef National Park. This is an old Mormon settlement. Be sure to visit the Gifford Homestead and enjoy one of the small homemade pies. This is a...More

Thank Levannah
Reviewed 21 July 2017

There are a few buildings related to the pioneer period but not as many as I'd hoped for and they are not staffed so you don't get a good feel for how they were used and the hardships faced on a daily basis.

Thank Jack M
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Near the visitor center of Capitol Reef NP, it is a historic district, including schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, orchard and other building and features. My daughter is interesting in the fruit-pick in the apricot orchard. You may pick the fruit and eat there. And if you...More

Thank Tan Q
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Fruita is an interesting and historical spot included in Capitol Reef. Many different fruit groves have been here for many decades and they continue to bear fruit. Apricots are for sale in the grove for a moderate price in the early summer. Also, you can...More

1  Thank Caga3124
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Not every national park has a pioneer homestead within its boundaries. What a fun look at how these folks eked out a living. You can still pick fruit off the trees they planted over a 100 years ago.

Thank Chris L
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