Size: 241,900 Acres
Year Established: 1971
Annual Visitors: 1.40 Million
Firearms Information in Capitol Reef National Park
Within Capitol Reef National Park, the carrying of firearms is allowed. People who are allowed to lawfully possess firearms according to federal, Utah, and local laws are the only ones who are allowed to possess firearms in the park according to a federal law that went into effect on February 22, 2010.
It is the duty of the visitor to understand and comply with all local, state, and federal firearm laws that may apply in the state of Utah. Inside of federal buildings, carrying firearms is not allowed at all.
If you would like to learn more about the Gun Laws in Utah, you can click here.
Hunting in Capitol Reef National Park
Within the boundaries of Capitol Reef National Park, the use of any kind of firearm, including hunting, as well as its discharge, public display, or brandishing, is absolutely prohibited.
Additional Information About Capitol Reef National Park
The middle-south portion of the state of Utah is home to Capitol Reef National Park. It is located throughout the Waterpocket Fold, which is a lengthy fold in the earth that features remarkable rock formations, canyons, and layers of golden sandstone.
There are many interesting things to visit in the park, such as the Capitol Reef, the Hickman Bridge Arch and Chimney Rock pillar which is famous for the white sandstone domes it contains. The northernmost part of the park is where you’ll find Cathedral Valley with its towering cliffs.
Best Time to Visit Capitol Reef National Park
The best time to visit Capitol Reef National Park is between the months of March to May and September to November.
$10.00 per person valid for up to 7 days.
$20.00 per vehicle valid for up to 7 days.
$15.00 per motorcycle valid for up to 7 days.
Interesting in visiting multiple National Parks this year?
Consider the America The Beautiful Annual Park Pass.
This annual park pass to gets you and some friends into all U.S. National Parks for $80.
They also offer Senior, Military, and other discounts.
Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center
Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center,
Torrey, UT 84775
Hours of Operation
Daily 8:00 AM–4:30 PM
Be sure to check for seasonal closures.