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Capitol Reef doesn't have many trails that are accessible to people in wheelchairs. The visitor center, museum, slide show, and restrooms are all accessible, as is the campground amphitheater where evening programs are held. The Fruita Campground Loop C restroom is accessible, as is the boardwalk to the petroglyph panel on Highway 24, 1.2 mi east of the visitor center.
Admission Fees and Permits
There is no fee to enter the park, but it's $5 per vehicle (or $3 per pedestrian) to travel on Scenic Drive beyond Fruita Campground; this fee is good for one week. Backcountry camping permits are free; pick them up at the visitor center.
The park is open 24/7 year-round. It is in the mountain time zone.
The nearest ATM is at the travel plaza at the junction of Highways 24 and 12 in Torrey. There are banks in Loa and Escalante.
Automobile Service Stations
Blackburn Sinclair (178 E. Main St., Bicknell, UT, 84715. 435/425–3432.)
Brian Auto Parts and Service (233 S. Main St., Loa, UT, 84747. 435/836–2343.)
M & D Auto Parts & Repair (438 W. 100 N, Bicknell, UT, 84715. 435/425–3280.)
Sinclair (875 N. State Rd. 24, Torrey, UT, 84775. 435/425–2000.)
Stan's Chevron (350 S. Hwy. 95, Hanksville, UT, 84734. 435/542–2017.)
Other services include
Cell-phone reception is best near the visitor center and campground areas. Pay phones are at the visitor center and at Fruita Campground.
Dial 911, contact a park ranger, or report to the visitor center. For park police, dial 435/425-3791. The nearest 24-hour medical center is the Beaver Valley Hospital in Beaver.
Shops and Grocers
Austin's Chuckwagon General Store (12 W. Main St., Torrey, UT, 84775. 435/425–3288. Mid-Mar.–late Oct., daily 7 am–10 pm.)
Park Contact Information
Capitol Reef National Park (16 Scenic Dr., Torrey, UT, 84775. 435/425–3791. nps.gov/care.)
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