Winter Activities at Capitol Reef

You’ll find many Capitol Reef National Park winter activities to enjoy during the off-season at this National Park in Utah!


Winter Weather at Capitol Reef

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

Winter Services at Capitol Reef

The park and Capitol Reef campgrounds are open year round. The visitor center is open daily, except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 

Capitol Reef Fruita Area in the Winter

Be sure the explore the blacksmith shop and stop by the barn to say hi to the horses!

Scenic Drives in the Winter At Capitol Reef

There are scenic drives found remote and rugged parts of the park. In winter, they may be impassable so check at the visitor center before heading out!

Winter Hiking at Capitol Reef

There are trails for families, casual visitors who want to explore, and then the avid hikers that want a real adventure.

Camping in Capitol Reef in the Winter

– Number of Sites: 71 sites – RVs: yes, dry campsites are available for RVs up to 52 feet – Season: open year-round; reservations required from Mar-Oct