Ravell Call, Deseret News
CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK — The Capitol Reef National Park visitors center will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily starting Friday, May 10. The center offers exhibits, a park movie and the Capitol Reef Natural History Association bookstore.
Ripple Rock Nature Center will be open 1-5 p.m. daily starting Friday, May 17. Children of all ages can enjoy exhibits and interactive displays.
Ranger-led programs will be available, including a 10 a.m. daily geology talk at the visitors center; a 2 p.m. daily nature talk at the nature center, starting May 17; and a 3 p.m. daily archaeology talk at the petroglyph panel off state Route 24, which starts May 10.
Evening campground programs, also starting May 10, are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, generally beginning an hour after sunset.
Special geology hikes, history talks, junior geologist programs and evening night sky programs will also be offered when staffing allows. See the visitors center for dates, times, locations and expanded programming.
The historic Gifford House, located a mile south of the visitors center on Scenic Drive, is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Visitors can learn about pioneer history in the museum and enjoy fresh baked pies and baked goods for purchase each day.
- BYU student parlays app idea into a life-changer
- Parents of teen who died in overdose hope...
- Mayor responds to pending harassment lawsuit...
- Gov. Herbert stepping up pressure on GOP to...
- Lindsey Stirling reflects on global audience,...
- Conservative group yanks TV ads targeting...
- Zion's trees are dying of old age
- 3 veteran officers preparing sex... 22
- Lindsey Stirling reflects on global... 18
- Sen. Orrin Hatch calls HBO story on... 18
- Gov. Herbert stepping up pressure on... 17
- Conservative group yanks TV ads... 16
- Mayor responds to pending harassment... 13
- Mia Love pushing higher education act 11
- Sen. Mike Lee pushing for vote on USA... 9