Visiting Capitol Reef National Park in the Winter

Taking a trip to Capitol Reef National Park in the winter is a great time to go because you’ll avoid the crowds!


Winter Weather in Capitol Reef

– December: highs 39 / lows 19 degrees F – January: highs 39 / lows 18 degrees F – February: highs 45 / lows 23 degrees F

Capitol Reef Visitor's Center in the Winter

The visitor center is open daily, except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Hours is the winter are usually 9am to 4pm. 

Scenic Drives in the Winter in Capitol Reef

The Capitol Reef Scenic Drive is a great winter activity to see the cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges in the park.

Winter Photography at Capitol Reef

– Sunrise photography   Panorama Point and   Sunset Point. – Sunset photography   Panorama Point, Sunset   Point and along the   scenic drive 

Winter Stargazing in Capitol Reef

The skies are clear and with the park in a remote location it allows you to get some of the most incredible views of the night sky that you will ever see.

Winter Hiking in Capitol Reef

There are so many Capitol Reef hikes to choose from! There are trails for families, casual visitors who want to explore, and then the avid hikers that want a real adventure.