Capitol Reef National Park
Original, hand-drawn story map and accompanying gifts of Capitol Reef National Park by renowned Illustrator and Xplorer Maps Co-Founder, Chris Robitaille.
Located in south-central Utah in the heart of red rock country, Capitol Reef National Park was established in 1971 by an Act of Congress signed into legislation by President Nixon. Today, the area is a hidden treasure filled with cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges in the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline (a wrinkle on the earth) extending almost 100 miles.
The area of Capitol Reef has been a homeland to people for thousands of years. Archaic hunters and gatherers migrated through the canyons. Fremont Culture solidified around 500 CE, from food foraging groups, to farmers of corn, beans and squash. Explorers, Mormon pioneers and others arrived in the 1800s, settling in what is now the Fruita Rural Historic District.
This hand-drawn, custom and ORIGINAL illustrated map of the park is the result of a collaborative partnership with the Capitol Reef Natural History Association. Xplorer Maps donates a portion of proceeds from the sale of these maps and accompanying products in perpetuity to the CRNHA.