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Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center announces springs hours

File: Starting Tuesday, March 22, the Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, that’s about an extra half hour later then during the winter.
File: Starting Tuesday, March 22, the Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, that’s about an extra half hour later then during the winter.
Deseret News

CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK — Starting Tuesday, March 22, the Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

The historic Gifford House, located 1 mile south of the visitor center on Scenic Drive, is also now open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until around Oct. 31. The Gifford House, operated by the Capitol Reef Natural History Association, has pioneer history information on display and sells fresh pies, baked goods, and pioneer-era crafts and items.

Special programming Easter Weekend will kick off the National Park Service centennial year at Capitol Reef National Park, followed by a week of ranger programs during National Park Week, April 18 –26. Regular programming will resume for the summer season in May.