Photo Spots in Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef is one of the most beautiful National Parks in Utah, and it’s a great place for photographers to capture stunning shots. You’ll find amazing photo spots in Capitol Reef National Park for sunrise, morning, sunset and night photography.

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Capitol Reef National Park is open to visitors twenty-four hours day, every day of the year.  You will want to check the website because some services and facilities do close or reduce hours during parts of the year.

A Capitol Reef entrance fee is charged only for the main scenic drive in the park. The self-pay entrance station is located just south of the campground. There is no entrance fee for anyone with the US National Parks pass.

Capitol Reef is filled with steep cliffs and canyons, sandstone domes, natural bridges, and arches. The park has some of the best photo spots to inspire any photographer!

The Capitol Reef Scenic Drive is 7.9 miles long. The paved road is suitable for passenger vehicles. Since it’s not a loop road, you’ll drive back the way you came.

Panorama Point is a great place to capture the sun crossing the horizon at Sunrise. It's also a good spot to photograph the stunning Capitol Reef landscape during the golden hour light!

Panorama Point Photo Spot

At Sunset Point you won’t see the sun setting, but you’ll watch the transition from Golden Hour to Blue Hour.  We like to wait until the sun sets when the scene is all in shadow to capture blue hour photos.

Sunset Point Photo Spot

The scenic drive begins at the Fruita Historic District. Here you’ll find most of the Capitol Reef services like the Visitor Center, ranger programs, restrooms, picnic areas near the river and the campground.

Fruita Area Photo Spots

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