Capitol Reef National Park Fall Activities

Whether you are looking for an adventurous outdoor experience or just want to relax and take in the scenery, Capitol Reef National Park has plenty of fall activities to enjoy the outdoors!   


Capitol Reef in September: highs 80 | lows 50 degrees F – Capitol Reef in October: highs 65 | lows 40 degrees F – Capitol Reef in November: highs 50 | lows 30 degrees F

Fall Weather at Capitol Reef 

Our favorite part about visiting in the fall is picking fruit from the orchard: – Peaches: August to September – Pears: August to September – Apples: mid-August to mid-October

Fall Hiking At Capitol Reef

Exploring the Capitol Reef National Park fall hikes is one of the best ways to experience the park. The trailheads can be found in Fruita, along Utah Highway 24 and the Scenic Drive.

-Sunrise photography at Panorama Point and Sunset Point -Sunset photography at Panorama Point, Sunset Point and along the scenic drive

Fall Photography at Capitol Reef

Fall Stargazing at Capitol Reef

During the fall months, the Milky Way is visible at these times: – September – 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm – October – 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm – November – not visible

Burr Trail Fall Drive at Capitol Reef

The Burr Trail is open year-round and accessible by most passenger cars, pickups, and vans. Many of the roads are unpaved, and are often rough, sandy, and corrugated.