Guide to Capitol Reef National Park in April

If you want to visit Capitol Reef National Park in April, here’s all the information you need: things to do, what to pack, where to stay, and more!

1, 2, and 3-Day Itineraries!


Visiting Capitol Reef National Park in April is a great time to enjoy pleasant weather and spring colors in the park. 

Capitol Reef National Park in April 

April Weather in Capitol Reef 

Temperatures at Capitol Reef in April: highs around 65 and lows around 37 degrees Fahrenheit.  April weather at Capitol Reef is great for outdoor activities with appropriate clothing.

The Fruita area is a popular location at Capitol Reef! The Gifford Homestead, Blacksmith Shop, barn and orchards are fun to see, explore and photograph.

Capitol Reef Fruita Area in April

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.

Scenic Drives in April at Capitol Reef 

 – Sunrise photography: Panorama Point and Sunset Point – Sunset photography: Panorama Point, Sunset Point, Eph Hanks Tower, and along the scenic drive to capture the reflected light on the canyon walls

Photography at Capitol Reef in April

Capitol Reef is internationally recognized as a great place to stargaze due to its remote location.  With clear skies you get some of the most incredible views of the night sky that you will ever see.

Stargazing at Capitol Reef in April

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