Travel Guide for Capitol Reef in April

Capitol Reef is known for its stunning desert landscape where visitors can enjoy hiking, backpacking, off-roading, photography, and camping.

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With its unique geology, rich history, and stunning views of the surrounding desert, Capitol Reef is a popular April destination!

A US National Park Pass is not needed to drive along Hwy 24 through the Fruita area. It is needed beyond there.

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The Fruita Area is the main part of Capitol Reef and includes the Gifford Homestead, blacksmith shop, barn and orchards. 

Capitol Reef Gifford Farm in April

Check out our Capitol Reef Photography Guide for info on when and where to get the best park photos.

Capitol Reef Photography in April

Capitol Reef is internationally recognized as one of the best places to stargaze due to its remote location and clear skies.

Capitol Reef Stargazing in April

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