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Explore the Orchards and Gifford House of Capitol Reef

Fruita Campground, Utah

4.5/5
based on 2 reviews

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Added by Holly Mandarich

Fruit picking and homemade pies for the taking.

Inside Capitol Reef National Park, you’ll find a wonderful treasure.

There are acres of orchards inside the park, all of which you are welcome to roam around and explore, you’ll see old farms buildings from the Mormon settlers that came through that are still kept up! Not to mention they have horses in nearby pastures. 

If you find an unlocked orchard you are allowed to walk through them, and there will be signs up if fruit is in “picking” season. So yes - you can harvest fruit from the orchards in the park. Pretty awesome if you ask me. You can learn more here about when certain fruits are in picking season. 

After you take a stroll through the orchards, make sure to stop at the Clifford House to grab some homemade pie. And yes - they also make pie here in the park. How neat!

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Scenic
ADA Accessible

Reviews

Great spot in Capitol Reef, the pies made each day are amazing with a great variety of flavors. They will sell out (anyone thinking of late afternoon pie might have to wait for breakfast the next morning). Aside from the pies head up the road to check out the petroglyphs.

Yummy pies made from the fruits that are picked on site. They even have small, individual, vanilla ice cream packs, you can buy, to have your treat "a la mode"!

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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