Visiting Capitol Reef National Park in the winter is a great time to go to escape the crowds. The weather can be unpredictable with rain or snow.
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, and the weather allows it.
The Fruita area is a popular location at Capitol Reef! In the winter the Gifford House is closed and fruit picking is not available, but it is still a fun place to see and photograph.
Be sure you have winter photography gear that can handle the cold and wet weather. And YOU as the photographer need to be dressed in winter clothing so you’ll want to get outside to take pictures.