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Torrey, UT 84775
- South Central Utah 35 miles south of I-70
- National Park
The Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile long wrinkle in the earth's crust known as a monocline, extends from nearby Thousand Lakes Mountain to the Colorado River (now Lake Powell). Capitol Reef National Park was established to protect this grand and colorful geologic feature, as well as the unique natural and cultural history found in the area.
Operating Hours & Seasons
The park and campgrounds are open year-round. The visitor center is open daily (except for some major holidays) from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm with extended hours during the summer season.
Ripple Rock Nature Center is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sundays and Mondays.
Traveling westbound on Interstate 70
Take Utah State Highway 24 west towards Hanksville (exit 149). Stay on Highway 24 for 95 miles to reach the park Visitor Center.
Traveling on Interstate 15
Take US Highway 50 east at Scipio (exit 188) towards Salina for 30 miles. At the junction with Utah State Highway 89/259, turn right (south) and travel 8 miles. Turn left (east) onto Utah State Highway 24 towards Sigurd. Continue on Highway 24 for 82 miles to reach the park Visitor Center.