Capitol Reef National Park in the Fall 

In the fall, services begin to change like Visitor Center and Gifford House hours. Campgrounds begin to close for the season in late fall.    


Is Fall a Good Time to Visit Capitol Reef?

In the fall the weather is just right for outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and scenic drives. Plus, you get to pick fresh fruit from the orchards! 

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

Fall Weather at Capitol Reef

Fruita Orchards in the Fall

One of the favorite fall activities is picking fruit from the orchards: – Peaches: August to September – Pears: August to September – Apples: September to October

Capitol Reef Scenic Drives in the Fall

The scenic drive is a must-do activity to explore the cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges! If you have the right vehicle you can also explore the Cathedral Valley District and Burr Trail!

Stargazing at Capitol Reef in the Fall

 Capitol Reef is internationally recognized as one of the best places to stargaze. Take one night to enjoy the starry skies!!