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Fruita

Utah State Route 24, Capitol Reef National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, UT
+1 435-425-3791
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Strawberry and rubarb pies.. the highlight of this little pearl in the middle of the desert

It was fun and quite strange to find such a kind of oasis in the middle of this beautiful red rocks... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Barbara Q
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Province of Florence, Italy
Historical town modernized

Fruity is well worth the visit--trails, historical buildings, old orchards that still produce... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bgallersmith
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Utah State Route 24, Capitol Reef National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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+1 435-425-3791
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"picnic area"
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"an oasis"
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"school building"
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"blacksmith shop"
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"historic area"
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"mule deer"
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"early settlers"
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Reviewed yesterday

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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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!

Thank Bgallersmith
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fresh fruit, baked goods, pies, preserves, a blacksmith shop with a great story, an old schoolhouse and cabin and orchards upon orchards. We had breakfast with some deer.

Thank AZRebel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's a Nature Center, the Gifford Homestead & Barn, a picnic area and the campground. Often populated by marmots and mule deer the picnic area is a great place for a pie (from the Gifford House) to enjoy outside under the shade of some enormous...More

Thank LSUTraveller
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's so strange to see such a lush please in the otherwise arid surronding area. There are fruit trees and we heard that you can pick up fruit when it's ripe (but we were there in May so it wasn't still time). Worth a stop...More

1  Thank Andrea M
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

The Fruita community story is unknown to most visitors, but well worth retelling as a major part of the capitol reef history.

Thank mesatraveler
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

Sadly, we were just a bit too early to see them in flowers. The trees and the rest of the buildings in Fruta make an interesting contrast with the many colors that surround it.

Thank sycha
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

Fruita is the center of activities and services at Capitol Reef National Park. The village is located on Utah State Route 24, about 10 miles east of Torrey and 36 miles west of Hanksville. Nestled in a beautiful canyon at the junction of the Fremont...More

1  Thank CrankingChick
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Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

This is an historical homestead with an orchard of fruit trees. It looks like the area is gone to some people now; perhaps national park employees.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
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Reviewed November 24, 2017

We still weren’t ready for another hike, so we decided to check out some of the roadside attractions around Fruita Rural History District, starting with the Jackson U-Pick orchard where we jockeyed with the wild turkeys and deer for some ripe apples that hung from...More

Thank Steve C
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jvbennett
July 17, 2016|
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Response from Aussie2012 | 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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Hong Y
February 20, 2016|
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Response from loneflower1 |
Late July looks like apricots. Check out the NPS page for Capitol Reef, they have a page for the orchards
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