Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National park of south-central Utah, U.S.A has the second-largest monocline in North America. The Waterpocket Fold is a “wrinkle” in the Earth’s crust which is 100 miles long and will surely make you feel amazed.

The Park that is spread over 241,904 acres and 670 acres of land, is located near the Torrey city.

Established in 1971, the park is packed with astonishing sandstone cliffs, radiant arches, pleasant white domes, and slot canyons. Most of its part can be seen even without getting out of the car.

The appealing things of the park consist of Highway 24 scenic drive, panorama point, sunset points, Cassidy Arch trail avenue, grand wash trail hiking avenue, scenic Capitol Gorge road, the Pioneer register of the canyon wall, Frying Pan, Hickman Bridge and Cathedral Valley.

The interesting things which you can do in this park consists of mountain biking, camping, horseback riding, river rafting, rock climbing, and fishing.

Best Time To Visit

May to October

 This period of Month will offer you mild to warm temperatures and little rainfall. The highest average warm temperature of the 80s can be seen in July and August, whereas the mild temperature of 60s can be seen in May and October and the cosy 70s one can be seen in September and June.  

Things to Carry

Following are the things to carry


Carry a Hammock to enjoy a swing or just to sleep within the serenity of the park.

A Bag

Carry a bag for picking apricot, cherry, walnut, pear, almond, plum, mulberry, peach and apple. However, you have to pay for the picked fruits at the gate.


Wear hiking shoes with a firm grip and good sole as the hiking can be rocky at times.

Along with the above things do carry comfortable clothing, water, sunscreen, and first aid kit box. Also, be a responsible tourist and don’t spoil the beauty of the park.

Tips before visiting

  • Visit the visitor’s centre to get a map of the park.
  • There is a shop in the visitor centre where you can get water, hats, maps and sunscreen.
  • If you are planning for biking then do not forget to take handouts from the visitor centre.
  • The ranger-led programs are free of cost so don’t forget to participate in the evening programs at the campground amphitheatre. The program also consists of guided hikes and evening talks.

Number of Visitors

Approximately 1227627 of tourists visited Capitol Reef National park in 2018.