Capitol Reef National Park in May

If you want to visit Capitol Reef National Park in May - here’s all the information you need: things to do, what to pack, where to stay, and more!


Temperatures in May: high 73 / low 46 degrees Fahrenheit. The Capitol Reef National Park weather in May is perfect for enjoying the outdoors!

The Fruita area is a popular location at Capitol Reef! The Gifford Homestead, Blacksmith Shop, barn and orchards are fun to see, explore and photograph.

The Fruita to Capitol Gorge scenic drive is a must-see! You can also explore Cathedral Valley and Burr Trail if you’ve got the right vehicle. There are also guided tours you can take if you don't have a high-clearance vehicle!

 – Sunrise photography: Panorama Point and Sunset Point – Sunset photography: Panorama Point, Sunset Point, Eph Hanks Tower, and along the scenic drive to capture the reflected light on the canyon walls

Capitol Reef is internationally recognized as a great place to stargaze due to its remote location.  With clear skies you get some of the most incredible views of the night sky that you will ever see.

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