Capitol Reef National Park Utah, Utah

Capitol Reef National Park Utah spans nearly 380 square miles. The park was established in 1971 on December 18 by President Richard Nixon. The park is known for it's large sandstone domes. Visitors to the park like to horseback ride, mountain bike, and hike. Primitive camping is also allowed but requires a permit from the rangers station.

Capitol Reef National Park Utah Info


Capitol Reef National Park Utah

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News

Park Seeking Information on Vandalism

Capitol Reef National Park staff are seeking information regarding vandalism that occurred on the Temple of the Moon monolith, in the North District (Cathedral Valley). The graffiti was first observed on June 6, 2019 and documented by park staff on June 8, 2019. The graffiti measures 27.5” x 17” and is deeply gouged into the rock. Park law enforcement officers are conducting a criminal investigation. Resource management staff will determine the extent of the damage and the cost to rehabilitate the damage.

Discover Biodiversity at BioBlitz June 22 and 23, 2019

Join the fun at the 2019 BioBlitz in Capitol Reef National Park! The BioBlitz is a collaboration between Utah Valley University, Capitol Reef Field Station, and Capitol Reef National Park. Participants can hike and learn about local biodiversity with the help of experts in the amazing landscapes of Capitol Reef. This is a great opportunity to be outside while learning more about Capitol Reef and to engage in hands-on science in a National Park. You will also be citizen scientists and contribute valuable data to the National Park and worldwide efforts to better understand patterns of biodiversity.

Heritage Starfest on September 26 to 28, 2019

Capitol Reef National Park and the Entrada Institute are partnering to present the 10th annual Heritage Starfest. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about dark skies. Events include lectures from assistant professor Cameron Pace of Southern Utah University, solar viewing, and stargazing with telescopes. The dark skies of Wayne County and Capitol Reef are among the darkest in the nation allowing visitors from around the world to enjoy pristine skies full of planets, constellations, and the Milky Way. This event celebrates dark sky resources. Bring a red headlamp or flashlight and dress warm for all evening events.

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