Jackson Orchard at Capitol Reef National Park near Fruita, Utah is an easy 0.2-mile loop walk that features seasonal apple picking.
This is not a hike but rather a short walk through a historic apple orchard that the national park still keeps-up. During apple season (end of September), and when the park has this orchard open, visitors can walk through Jackson Orchard to pick apples for a modest fee. During our visit here in September, 2023 the apples were $2/pound. We hiked through the orchard picking the best apples we could find while taking in the scenery of Capitol Reef's towering rock walls high above our heads.
Visitors will find a small parking lot at the coordinates provided.
Dogs are not allowed in the orchard.
Rough terrain: Note that this orchard's terrain is full of ruts by tractors (or maybe wagons from another era), so watch your step and go slow otherwise you'll likely roll your ankles over and over again.
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