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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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There's a Nature Center, the Gifford Homestead & Barn, a picnic area and the campground. Often... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
LSUTraveller
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Denham Springs, Louisiana
So different...

It's so strange to see such a lush please in the otherwise arid surronding area. There are fruit... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Andrea M
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Utah State Route 24, Capitol Reef National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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"fruit trees"
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"gifford house"
in 16 reviews
"pie"
in 14 reviews
"picnic area"
in 8 reviews
"an oasis"
in 5 reviews
"school building"
in 2 reviews
"pick your own"
in 6 reviews
"blacksmith shop"
in 5 reviews
"in season"
in 7 reviews
"historic area"
in 3 reviews
"relaxing area"
in 2 reviews
"mule deer"
in 5 reviews
"early settlers"
in 5 reviews
"running water"
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"open to the public"
in 2 reviews
"pioneer history"
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"fremont river"
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Reviewed 3 days 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

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Reviewed 6 days 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 30 March 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

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Reviewed 24 March 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.

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Reviewed 24 November 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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Reviewed 19 November 2017

An oasis of green and mature trees nestled in the grandeur of Capitol Reef National Park this is not to be missed ! The first Mormon families arrived in the 1880s and the last left in 1969. You can pick ripe fruit season from any...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

My family visited the Fruita historic site while visiting Capitol Reef NP over Columbus Day weekend. The area wasn’t too busy especially when compared to other national parks in the surrounding areas but is off the beaten path. As a history buff, I found the...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Fruita is not unlike any other settlement founded hundreds of years ago. This particular area was a Mormon settlement focusing on farming and orchards. Families were sent by Brigham Young to populate all the areas of Utah; this area was perfect for farming and orchards....More

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jvbennett
17 July 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
21 February 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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