Attractions

Historic Site in Capitol Reef National Park

Fruita Historic District

Fruita (froo-tuh) is a cool, green oasis, where shade-giving cottonwoods and fruit-bearing trees line the Fremont River's banks. The first Mormon homesteaders arrived here in 1880; Fruita's final resident left in 19…
Viewpoint in Capitol Reef National Park

Panorama Point & Gooseneck Overlook

Two miles west of the visitor center off Hwy 24, a short, unpaved road heads to Panorama Point and Gooseneck Overlook. The dizzying 800ft-high viewpoints above serpentine Sulphur Creek are worth a stop. Afternoon li…
Outdoors in Capitol Reef National Park

Cassidy Arch

Market in Capitol Reef National Park

Gifford Homestead

The Gifford Homestead is an old homestead museum where you can also buy ice cream, artisan breads and preserves made from the orchard fruit. Don't skip purchasing one of its famous pies – up to 13 dozen are sold dai…
Museum in Capitol Reef National Park

Ripple Rock Nature Center

Across the road from the blacksmith shop (just a shed with period equipment) in the Fruita Historic District is the Ripple Rock Nature Center, a family oriented learning center.
Outdoors in Capitol Reef National Park

Golden Throne

Viewpoint in Capitol Reef National Park

Upper Cathedral Valley Overlook

Archaeological Site in Capitol Reef National Park

Petroglyphs

Just east of the visitor center on Hwy 24, look for the parking lot for freely accessible petroglyphs; these are the rock-art carvings that convinced archaeologists that the Fremont Indians were a group distinct fro…
Historic Site in Capitol Reef National Park

Pioneer Register

Outdoors in Capitol Reef National Park

Tanks