Capitol Reef National Park is located in geologically-diverse southwestern Utah.  The borders of the Park are long and narrow, covering about 100 miles in length.

The Capitol Reef Petroglyphs are a highlight as well as a number of outdoor activities for the entire family including: camping, hiking, fishing, and off-roading.

The park is open year-round and is free to enter.

Permits: Overnight backcountry permit, Free! If you are planning a backcountry trip, a free permit (available at the park Visitor Center, the Glen Canyon/Bullfrog Visitor Center, Anasazi State Park in Boulder, and the multi-agency Visitor Center in Escalante) is required for overnight trips.

For more information, contact the Park’s Visitor’s Center:

  • 1-800-858-7951 (toll-free in the US)
  • 1-435-425-3365 (International/Direct)
  • email:

Need help planning your trip?  Check out the Capitol Reef 7 Day Itinerary.


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