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Another day, another ghost town

Fruita isn't just another ghost town in the Old West. It is unique in several ways. It was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
Amazing but can be busy

We visited during the summer and enjoyed our visit. We were able go out into the orchards and pick... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Brady S
Medford, Oregon
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Utah State Route 24, Capitol Reef National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fruita isn't just another ghost town in the Old West. It is unique in several ways. It was established my Mormons in 1880 for farming and grazing and growing fruit, not by gold seekers or prospectors for fame and fortune. And it is the only...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited during the summer and enjoyed our visit. We were able go out into the orchards and pick apples as large deer grazed nearby. The campground was a little tight but no different than many other National Parks in the area.

Thank Brady S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fruita in Capitol Reef National Park is a quick stop where you get a glimpse of early settler life. At certain times you can pick the fruit in the orchards. Park headquarters is located here as is the Gifford House. Stop by the Gifford House...More

Thank PapaJerryW
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Old town along a creek in the park. Many orchards abound, or stop by the old one room school house. Interesting.

Thank Terp66
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Like a little oasis amidst all of the red and orange and dust - really enjoyed spending a little time here for lunch before continuing with the hikes and explorations.

Thank Harrison_F_Carter
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Loved exploring here. The Gifford House, the school house, the cabin of early Mormon pioneers was fabulous.

Thank Becky T
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Having had a very early start to hike Cassidy Arch we found the park opposite Gifford Homestead (where we had stopped to get some delicious pies and coffee and then grabbed a table in the park and enjoyed a well deserved breakfast picnic. Fruita is...More

Thank speedsister
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

We split a peach pie and a strawberry rhubarb pie amongst the 4 of us and the kids got personal cups of ice cream to make theirs a la mode. Delicious, definitely hit the spot.

Thank Jen B
Reviewed June 21, 2018

It was fun and quite strange to find such a kind of oasis in the middle of this beautiful red rocks desert. On our way to Moab, our kids had the most delicious strawberry and rubarb pie they ever had. Unfortunatelly we were a little...More

Thank Barbara Q
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Fruity is well worth the visit--trails, historical buildings, old orchards that still produce delicious fruit, and lots of deer and marmots. And great camping!

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September 13, 2018|
Response from Barbara Q | Reviewed this property |
Sorry... i just saw your question. I had non dogs so I did not paid attention but there is opens pace and a camping groung right there. Maybe you can contact the Visitors Center of the Capitol Reef National Park. They are... More
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July 17, 2016|
Response from Aussie_2012 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't understand the question and I live overseas so I'm not sure why you want me to call????
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February 20, 2016|
Response from loneflower1 |
Late July looks like apricots. Check out the NPS page for Capitol Reef, they have a page for the orchards