Capitol Reef National Park with Kids

If you are looking for a fun and educational outdoor experience with your kids, then look no further than Capitol Reef National Park.


Capitol Reef Seasons and Weather

The best time to visit Capitol Reef National Park is in the spring and fall. The spring and fall daytime highs average 60º to 80º F and lows average 30º to 50º F.

Capitol Reef Ranger Programs for Kids

It’s helpful to start your visit at the Capitol Reef Visitor Center. The on-duty ranger can provide  on activities you are interested in and tips for the best things to do with kids.

Capitol Reef Junior Ranger Program

The Junior Ranger Program at Capitol Reef is a fun kid activity! There are activities to complete in order to earn the Junior Ranger Badge and signed certificate.

The paved road is suitable for passenger vehicles. Since it’s not a loop road, you’ll drive back the way you came. There are two dirt spur roads off the scenic drive: Grand Wash and Capitol Gorge.

Capitol Reef Scenic Drives with Kids

Capitol Reef Fruita Area with Kids

Kids will enjoy exploring the Fruita District that includes a blacksmith shop, barn with horses, and orchards where they can pick fruit during the fall harvesting season!