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Getting to Capitol Reef National Park

Driving 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.

Below you will find an interactive map showing the location of the visitor center in Capitol Reef. Following this are the official park maps provided by the National Park Service. You can view either the original PDF file or a simple JPEG image file (some of these files can be quite large). The map links will open in a new tab. Note that while these maps are useful for general navigation around the park, if you plan to do any hiking, you should really have a proper Capitol Reef Trail Map.

Flying to Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef is planted right in the middle of southern Utah, which is another way to say that it’s very remote. There are no airports anywhere near it. Below you will find a list of airports, ordered by 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 Regional Airport (GJT)

  • Located in Grand Junction, Colorado, 207 miles by car to Capitol Reef
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Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)

  • Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, 218 miles by car to Capitol Reef
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