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Utah

Explore the Orchards and Gifford House of Capitol Reef

Originally 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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Handicap Accessible
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