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Parking / Directions and Hotels

  1. Travel on I-15 South
  2. Take exit 188, to US-50/Scipio.
  3. Turn left at top of exit ramp and continue through Scipio following signs to remain on US-50.- about 25 miles
  4. Turn right on UT-260 towards Aurora.
  5. Continue through Aurora (stay left at the fork in the road as you're leaving Aurora) until reaching a stop sign. - about 4.5 miles
  6. Turn right on UT-24. Continue underneath I-70 and go about 3 miles.
  7. Turn left where UT-24 continues towards Fish Lake and Capitol Reef National Park, passing through the town of Sigurd.
  8. Stay on UT-24 through the towns of Loa, Lyman, Bicknell, and Torrey (last town before park) until you see signs for the Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center - about 70 miles.
  9. Turn right onto Scenic Drive at the Visitor Center and go about 8 miles. You'll continue past the campground, self-service fee station (your CRFS user fees cover the entrance fee), and past Grand Wash until you see a fork in the road. To the left is Capitol Gorge and to the right is a dirt road leading to Pleasant Creek.
  10. Veer right at the fork towards Pleasant Creek.
  11. Cross the dry wash and continue 2.5 miles on the dirt road until you see another fork in the road.
  12. Veer left at the fork at the sign for Capitol Reef Field Station. The station is up at the top of the mesa. You can park underneath the solar panels.

Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the field station (Primary Parking). If parking at the station is full, you will be met at our driveway entrance and directed to overflow parking where a shuttle will be available.

Satellite image of the CRFS parking spaces. There are two overflow parking areas south of the main parking area on pleasant creek road

Local Accommodations:

What to Bring

Someone holding a packed sleeping bag in front of their face

On-Site Accommodations

  • Pillow
  • Sleeping bag or blankets
  • Towel, washcloth, etc.

General Packing List

  • Personal Items
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Comb
    • Soap
    • Lotion
  • Walking shoes
  • Good socks
  • Flashlight (red light is best, but no required)
  • Water bottle
  • Small backpack
  • Comfortable and appropriate clothing
  • Jacket (dress warmly for night-sky viewing)
  • Medication
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Rain jacket
  • Long pants
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Camp chair
  • Cash or debit/credit card - to purchase souvenirs at the field station
  • List of prohibited items
    • Alcohol
    • Firearms
  • Keep in mind that the station is off the grid and visitors are asked to participate in low impact and conservation practices concerning noise, light, trash, water, and energy.

Schedule and Dining

Celebration Schedule

You are Invited to celebrate with us. Please choose one of the following schedules and RSVP your preference.

Group A
(Friday - Saturday)

Friday Evening
  • 6:00 Arrive
  • 6:30 Light Refreshments
  • 7:00 Star Party
  • 8:30 Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 Keynote: Rosemary Sucec
  • 9:30 Interpretive Hike or CRFS Tour with Chip Ward
  • 10:30 Musical Performance
  • 11:00 Interpretive Hike or CRFS Tour with Chip Ward
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:30 Welcome
    • CRFS Director Stevens
    • UVU President Tuminez
    • CRNP Superintendent Fritzke

Group B
(Saturday - Sunday)

  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:30 Welcome
    • CRFS Director Stevens
    • UVU President Tuminez
    • CRNP Superintendent Fritzke
  • 2:00 Keynote: Rosemary Sucec
  • 2:30 Interpretive Hike or CRFS Tour with Chip Ward
  • 3:30 Musical Performance
  • 4:00 Interpretive Hike or CRFS Tour with Chip Ward
  • 5:00 Break
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • 7:00 Star Party
Sunday Morning
  • 8:30 Continental Breakfast

The field station can accommodate a limited number of overnight guests. If you would like to stay at the field station either Friday or Saturday night, please let us know when you RSVP.

801-963-6818 |

Download image of schedule here.

Nearby Restaurants

Restaurant Hours Phone Number Website Address
Capitol Reef Resort Breakfast Hours: 7:00 am – 10:00 am Dinner Hours: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 435-425-3761 2600 E Highway 24, Torrey, UT 84775
Red Cliff Monday thru Saturday: 11:30 am - 8:00 pm Sunday: 12 pm - 7:00 pm 435-425-3797 156 E Main St Torrey, UT 84775
Café Diablo 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm 435-425-3070 599 West Main Street Torrey, UT, 84775
Bhinda's Curry Pizza Palace Monday-Saturday 10:30am – 10:00pm Closed Sunday 435-425-2500 125 N Sr 24 Bicknell, UT-84715
Sunglow Cafe Mon - Thu 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM Fri - Sat 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM 435-425-3701 91 E Main St Bicknell, Utah 84715

Stay in Touch

We look forward to celebrating with you.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact:
Jessamy Bowie at or 801-863-6818

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