Capitol Reef Dog Policy
Capitol Reef National Park is Somewhat Dog Friendly
The park's Waterpocket Fold is a 100-mile (160 km) monocline that exhibits the earth's diverse geologic layers. Other natural features include monoliths, cliffs, and sandstone domes shaped like the United States Capitol.
Capitol Reef National Park is more dog friendly than many National Parks. Dogs are allowed on a few trails in developed areas, and are allowed at the campgrounds. Additionally, Capitol Reef has orchards that were originally established by pioneers. Dogs are allowed in unfenced/unlocked orchards.
Dogs are allowed on the following trails in developed areas:
- The trail from the visitor center to the Fruita Campground
- Fremont River Trail from the campground to the gate at Hattie's Field
Dogs are also allowed in unfenced or unlocked orchards.
Dogs are not allowed on any other trails, or in the backcountry.
Dogs are allowed in campgrounds and the Chesnut and Doc Inglesby picnic areas at Capitol Reef while on a 6' leash. Dogs may not be left unattended, and there are no kennels in the park.
|Campground||Dogs Allowed?||# Dog Friendly Sites||Equipment|
|Capitol Reef Np Group Campsite||Yes||1||Car, Caravan/Camper Van, Fifth Wheel, Pickup Camper, Pop Up, RV, Tent, Trailer, Vehicle||Reservations/Info|
|Fruita Campground||Yes||65||Car, Fifth Wheel, Pickup Camper, Pop Up, RV, Tent, Trailer, Vehicle||Reservations/Info|
|Primitive Campsites At Cathedral Campground||Yes||Info|
|Primitive Campsites At Cedar Mesa Campground||Yes||Info|
|Campground details from Recreation.gov|
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