Capitol Reef National Park News
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National Park Service seeks tips from the public to aid investigation of stolen fossils from Capitol Reef National Park
May 10, 2022 | 2:15 pm
US Park Rangers of Capitol Reef National Park are seeking information from the public to aid in the recovery of irreplaceable paleontological resources and identify those responsible for the vandalism and theft of trace fossils.
Capitol Reef National Park Ready to Welcome Spring Visitors
March 4, 2022 | 3:46 pm
Capitol Reef National Park is ready for the busy spring season. Visitation typically increases dramatically in mid-March. Visitors can enjoy the new visitor center exhibits and the Gifford House will be opening for the season on Pi Day, Monday, March 14. Additionally, the Capitol Reef section of the NPS app features a newly added self-guided audio tour of the Scenic Drive.
Grand Reopening of Capitol Reef Visitor Center
February 25, 2022 | 4:04 pm
The Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center will reopen on Wednesday, March 2 at 9 a.m., after a brief closure to install new exhibits. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place before welcoming visitors to view the newly installed exhibits.
Visitor Center Closed for Installation of New Exhibits
February 11, 2022 | 9:10 am
New exhibits for the Capitol Reef Visitor Center will soon be installed. To facilitate the installation, the visitor center will be closed from February 21 – March 2, 2022.
Capitol Reef National Park Announces 2022 Artist-in-Residence Participants
January 31, 2022 | 11:54 am
Congratulations to the four participants selected for the 2022 Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program at Capitol Reef National Park. Since 2017 the AiR program has successfully recruited artists of many disciplines to share their interpretation of Capitol Reef with the public.
50th Anniversary of Capitol Reef National Park
December 9, 2021 | 2:59 pm
Capitol Reef National Park will celebrate its 50th year as a national park on December 18, 2021 with the celebration continuing throughout 2022.
Heritage Starfest on October 8 and 9, 2021
September 30, 2021 | 12:00 am
Torrey, UT - Capitol Reef National Park and the Entrada Institute are partnering to present the 12th annual Heritage Starfest. Programs and discussions will focus on the importance of the night sky resource. Wayne County and Capitol Reef have some of the darkest skies in the nation. Bring a red headlamp or flashlight, and dress warm for all outdoor events. All programs are free to the public.
Capitol Reef National Park accepting applications for the 2022 Artist-in-Residence Program
September 16, 2021 | 1:08 pm
Applications are being accepted for Capitol Reef National Park’s 2022 Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program. The park is seeking applicants for the AiR program who will be able to interpret park resources in a unique way that engages the public through a variety of mediums such as painting, drawing, music, or photography. The goal of this program is to promote art and inspire visitors to appreciate and preserve the park.
Job Announcements for Park Partner Utah Valley University at Capitol Reef Field Station
August 20, 2021 | 2:25 pm
Capitol Reef National Park (CRNP) and Utah Valley University (UVU) maintain a formal partnership to promote science and education at the park and collaboratively maintain Capitol Reef Field Station (CRFS). CRFS is located within a stunning valley in the park and functions as an education and research center under the direction of Utah Valley University (UVU). UVU is currently recruiting two positions for the Capitol Reef Field Station that will serve as key supporters of the operation. Talented applicants are encouraged to apply.
Capitol Reef National Park Rescinds Stage II Fire Restrictions, Remains in Stage I
July 29, 2021 | 4:15 pm
Torrey, UT – Capitol Reef National Park rescinds Stage II Fire Restrictions as of July 30, 2021. The park will remain in Stage I Fire Restrictions effective July 30, 2021 due to increased precipitation levels resulting from robust monsoon activity.