Capitol Reef National Park Sunrise Photo Spots

There are amazing Capitol Reef National Park sunrise photo spots to capture the red rock formations and panoramic views enhanced by the warm hues of dawn.


Tips for Capitol Reef Sunrise Photos

1.  Take advantage of the compositions provided by moving to different viewpoints of the formations. 2.  Use a sturdy tripod to maximize clarity and sharpness, and expand creativity.

Panorama Point Sunrise Photos

You’ll find Panorama Point along Highway 24 as you drive from Torrey toward Fruita. This is a favorite spot at sunrise to capture the sun crossing the horizon.

Capitol Reef Scenic Drive Sunrise Photos

As you drive along Highway 24 south of Panorama Point, stop at the various pullouts to photograph this jaw-dropping landscape! 

Cathedral Valley Sunrise Photos

To get sunrise photos we drive the Caineville Wash Road off Highway 24 to reach the Temples of the Sun, Moon and Stars.

Capitol Reef Landscape at Sunrise

You’ll also see pops of sunrise light between the rock formations as you drive along Highway 24 and the main Capitol Reef scenic drive from Fruita to Capitol Gorge.