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Oasis in the middle of the desert! Green vs brown - beautiful!

Having had a very early start to hike Cassidy Arch we found the park opposite Gifford Homestead... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
speedsister
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Fareham, United Kingdom
Great stop after the scenic drive

We split a peach pie and a strawberry rhubarb pie amongst the 4 of us and the kids got personal... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jen B
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Libertyville
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Utah State Route 24, Capitol Reef National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks 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
Reviewed 5 June 2018

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
Reviewed 21 May 2018

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
Reviewed 18 May 2018

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
Reviewed 11 May 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
Reviewed 3 May 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
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

2  Thank CrankingChick
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jvbennett
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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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