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“Capitol Reef National Park Visitors Center”

Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Family trip visiting National Parks in Utah. This was our last National Park on our trip. Recommend driving the Burr Trail Road. Long drive, but well worth the views and geology. Not recommended for winter travel or without good clearance vehicles.

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

The visitor center for Capitol Reef is located near the center of the park along Utah State Route 24 at Fruita, about 10 miles east of the town of Torrey. It's open daily year-round except for major holidays (8:00 to 4:30, later in summer) and there's no fee to visit this area of the park. This is a typical National Park Service visitor center, with an educational film, exhibits, restrooms and a shop with gifts, souvenirs and books. We bought some canned pickled beets and salsa made at the Gifford Homestead onsite. A picnic area is nearby. The rangers that staff the visitor center are friendly and helpful and can provide you with maps and information about the condition of the various trails and roadways in the park. We visited in September when thunderstorms were in the area, and the visitor center became very crowded as it began to rain because everyone was trying to stay dry and get up-to-the-minute information about the possibility of flash-flooding on the scenic drive and trails. The rangers did a good job managing the situation; in fact, they were forced to close the scenic drive due to water flooding over the road, and retrieve some stranded passenger cars with a large flatbed truck.

Thank CrankingChick
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Most places like this feel like government facilities (which they are) but this one is different. Small in size but big with helpful information. The video presentation was full of good information. The staff was friendly and very knowledgable. Worth the stop.

Thank joevford
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We had many questions on the different trails. Staff was very knowledgable and provided maps on what would work best for us. The do have gift shop and a junior ranger program for kids.

Thank Jennifer G
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

The staff was very helpful in guiding us to some activities. They also show a video and have souvenirs. This is a relatively smaller visitors center as compared with other parks.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
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