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.

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Capitol Reef National Park Utah

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News

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.

Winter Star Party Friday, January 24, 2020

Cold, clear, and long nights are perfect for exploring the heavens above. Come experience the incredible dark skies of Capitol Reef National Park with professional astronomers and physicists at Utah Valley University’s Capitol Reef Field Station!

Pilot Canyoneering Permit System

Capitol Reef National Park will begin a pilot mandatory Canyoneering Permit System starting January 1, 2020. Permits will be free of charge and require self-registration located at the Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center or online on the park website. These permits will be required for all canyoneering and climbing activities within the park.

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