The Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center will be open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily starting Sunday March 9, 2014. Enjoy the exhibits, park movie and the Capitol Reef Natural History Association bookstore. Starting March 26 daily geology talks will be offered at the visitor center at 10:00 a.m.
The historic Gifford House, located 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the Visitor Center on Scenic Drive, will be open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily staring Friday March 14, 2014. Information discussing Mormon pioneer history will be on display. Fresh baked pies, breads and pastries will be available for purchase each day. Stop by for a "taste" of history.
Did You Know?
The geology of the Waterpocket Fold created conditions which allowed unique plant species to evolve here. A total of 887 plant species occur in the park many of which have very restricted distributions, occuring on specific geologic formations, soils, slopes, or elevation or precipitation ranges.