Located in south-central Utah, Capitol Reef is known for its stunning views and diverse landscape. Capitol Reef National Park in the summer is busy and it’s hot, but we’ve got tips to help you navigate the crowds and heat.
Summer monsoons can dump heavy rain over a short period of time resulting in flash floods. Get up-to-date weather information and watch for changing weather conditions. DO NOT enter a narrow gorge or slot canyon if storms are threatening!
Fruita Valley includes the Gifford Homestead, blacksmith shop, barn and orchards. Stop by the Gifford house where unique local handmade items are made like quilts, aprons, woven rugs, soap, crockery, candles and toys.