Park Essentials


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; so is the boardwalk to the petroglyph panel on Highway 24, 1.2 miles east of the visitor center.

Park Fees and Permits

There is no fee to enter the park, but it's $10 per vehicle (or $7 per bicycle) to travel on Scenic Drive beyond Fruita Campground; this fee is good for one week, paid via the "honor system" at a drop box versus a staffed entry gate. Backcountry camping permits are free; pick them up at the visitor center. An annual pass that allows unlimited access to Scenic Drive is $30.

Park Hours

The park is open 24/7 year-round. It is in the Mountain time zone.

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 or 800/371–2343.

M & D Auto Parts & Repair (438 W. 100 N, Bicknell, UT, 84715. 435/425–3280.)

Stan's Burger Shak and Foodmart (150 S. Hwy. 95, Hanksville, UT, 84734. 435/524–3330.

Cell-Phone Reception

Cell-phone reception is best near the visitor center and campground areas. Pay phones are at the visitor center and at Fruita Campground.

Shops and Grocers

Austin's Chuckwagon General Store (12 W. Main St., Torrey, UT, 84775. 435/425–3288. Apr.–Oct., daily 7 am–10 pm.)

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