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Address: Utah State Route 24, Capitol Reef National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, UT

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A slice of heaven in Capitol Reef!

I recently visited Fruita at Capitol Reef National Park in September 2016. I learned about Fruita after watching a story about it on The Travel Channel. It inspired me to go... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I recently visited Fruita at Capitol Reef National Park in September 2016. I learned about Fruita after watching a story about it on The Travel Channel. It inspired me to go there, so I made sure to stop over while visiting Capitol Reef National Park. Fruits is a beautiful oasis in the park with orchards of fruit and the famous... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Fruita was well worth the trip, a lot of beautiful scenery. Very relaxing drive and the rock formations were great!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Fruita in the fall is magical. With the changing leaves and roaming deer and apple orchards, it was a perfect, relaxing way to spend a morning. We fell in love and if it was possible to still live in Fruita, I would move there tomorrow. I have to come back when peaches are in season.

Thank HatRez
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Fruita area is a combination of some historic buildings and orchards standing beautifully on the wonderful red rock formations background. In season, you can pick up some apples and see many deers around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

There's a few historic buildings still standing which all have a post where you can activate an audio-fragment to hear more about it. There's few orchards which are actually open to pick (free) fruit, check at the visitors center if you want to be pointed in the right direction.

Thank Gwen_BE
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This old settlement seems to spring like an oasis in the desert, and looks somewhat out of place here, given the surroundings. The orchards, green space, creek and homestead allow a brief glimpse into what life was like for those who once lived here. The orchards are sometimes open for picking, although they were all closed the day we visited.

Thank ERFSU82
Newark, Delaware
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We saw the orchards but they all seemed to be closed off. There were no signs saying open for picking, etc. Maybe we just were not looking in the right place. Also the trees did not look like they had much fruit on them. Schoolhouse was good. Just wish you could go inside instead of looking through the window.

Thank Eva P
Ventnor City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Picking fruit in the desert? Really??? Yes! It was so much fun for all four of us (including our two teens). Picking implements and ladders are there for your use. You can eat what you want for free, and anything you tske with you is only $1 per pound. It was one of the highlights of our trip!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Fruita schoolhouse dates back over a hundred years to 1896 when local Fruita settlers build it. The current building is meant to look the same as it did in around 1936. The last class to use the school graduated in 1941.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We stopped and had some fresh pie, yummy! Be sure to stop at the orchards and pick some of the seasonal fruit. We were able to pick apricots. Very different experience from other national parks!

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