Capitol Reef National Park Facilities

Capitol Reef Visitor Center


Open All Year 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (extended summer hours)


435-425-3791 ext. 111


The Visitor Center is located 10 miles east of the town of Torrey, Utah or 37 miles west of the town of Hanksville, Utah on Utah Highway 24.


Closed some major holidays

Special Programs

A variety of brochures, books, and maps are available for sale. Rangers are on duty to answer questions and provide information including travel and trail information, road conditions and weather updates.


The visitor center museum offers an overview of park features and includes exhibits on geology, archeology, and history as well as a short orientation slide program.

Available Facilities

Restrooms available 24 hours a day.

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