An old barn, on the Gifford homestead, along the scenic drive. The historical farmhouse is a museum and gift shop.To the left is a campground and orchard. This is the heart of the Fuita valley where the Mormon pioneers grew apples, peaches, and cherries in abundance.
Dewey Gifford bought the homestead in 1928 and occupied it for 41 years. In 1969, he sold it to the National Park Service and moved away. Since the Giffords were the last family in the area, Fruita ceased being a farming community.
Capitol Reef National Park
Part of the Great American West series.