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Historic Town of Fruita

Capitol Reef National Park

Zion + Bryce Canyon Area, Utah

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Historic Town of Fruita

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  • Sulphur Creek running into Fruita and the Fremont River.- Historic Town of Fruita
  • The nearby cliffs catching the setting sun.- Historic Town of Fruita
  • The nearby Fremont rock art.- Historic Town of Fruita
  • The restored schoolhouse.- Historic Town of Fruita
  • The restored schoolhouse.- Historic Town of Fruita
  • Detail of the schoolhouse.- Historic Town of Fruita
  • One of the orchards.- Historic Town of Fruita
  • A rare blossom in the spring.- Historic Town of Fruita
  • A common sight is seeing the large herds of mule deer that hang out in Fruita.- Historic Town of Fruita
  • A smith's workshop.- Historic Town of Fruita
  • Farming equipment from earlier days.- Historic Town of Fruita
  • A classic Ford.- Historic Town of Fruita
  • A classic Ford.- Historic Town of Fruita
  • The pastures still have horses.- Historic Town of Fruita
  • The barn.- Historic Town of Fruita
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Pros: 
Great interaction with historical town. Easy access. Free.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Zion + Bryce Canyon Area, UT
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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The historic town of Fruita sits in the heart of Capitol Reef National Park and acts as the central junction for people passing by or heading to the famous Scenic Drive. Named for its orchards of fruit, the town was established in the 1880s by Mormon pioneers and was also known as the Eden of Wayne County. Located at the confluence of Sulphur Creek and the Fremont River, there are 2,500 trees still maintained by the National Park Service.

There is a barn, an old Ford truck parked near the home, and some fenced in pastures with horses and farming equipment laid out. Along with the nearby Petroglyph Panel you will find history from distinct time periods and vastly different cultures. Not far from the panel is the Fruita Schoolhouse, a restored building from the park's past. The campground is just past the historic district.

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