Getting to Capitol Reef
Capitol Reef National Park is located in a remote area of south-central Utah. It is the “middle” of the five Utah national parks, the others being Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon, and Zion. The town of Torrey is adjacent to the most visited portion of the park.
From I-70, take UT-24 from exit 48 in the west or exit 149 in the east and follow it for over an hour to the park. Many people visit as an extension of a trip to Bryce Canyon National Park. One of the more scenic drives in the United States connects the two parks, UT-12. This road leads from Bryce to the town of Torrey over a drive of 109 miles.
Below you will find an interactive map showing the location of the entrance to Capitol Reef to the northeast of Torrey along Utah Highway 24. You can click on the map marker to get directions from wherever you are. Following this is the official park map provided by the National Park Service. You can view either the original PDF file (sometimes very large files) or a simple image file. The map links will open in a new tab. Note that while this map is useful for general navigation around the park, if you are planning to do any hiking, you should really have a proper Capitol Reef Trail Map.
Below you will find a list of airports most convenient for a trip to Capitol Reef, listed in order of distance. For each airport we give useful links for further information on the airport, as well as flight and rental car bookings. These links already have the destination airport selected for your convenience. For price searches, simply enter your origin and dates.
- Grand Junction, CO (GJT): 207 miles by car to Canyonlands (Island in the Sky)
– Visit TripAdvisor for multi-site airfare search and more GJT airport information
– Visit Expedia to search all available rental cars at GJT
- Salt Lake City, UT (SLC): 218 miles by car to Canyonlands (Island in the Sky)
– Visit TripAdvisor for multi-site airfare search and more SLC airport information
– Visit Expedia to search all available rental cars at SLC