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Capitol Reef National Park   2 comments

Capitol Reef NP 00Where Is It: 220 miles south of Salt Lake City or 350 miles northeast of Las Vegas.

The Birth: After years as an under-developed National Monument, President Nixon finally singed legislation in 1971 to declare Capitol Reef a National Park.

It Happened Here: The early Mormon pioneers who settled in a colony they called Junction (later known as Fruita) planted fruit trees that still stand today in the shadow of Capitol Reef National Park’s towering cliffs.

Size: 241,904 acres

# Visitors: 663,670 in 2013. Peak attendance in May; low attendance was in December.

Fees: $5 per vehicle, good for 7 days.

Staying There: There are 3 campgrounds, 80 spaces, available on a first come, first served basis.

Contact Info:

HC 70 Box 15
Torrey, UT 84775
(435) 425-3791 ext. 4111



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