The Orchards of Capitol Reef.|
These orchards are the remnant of the pioneer community which settled here in 1880. Usually no more than 10 families lived here at any one time. The last resident moved away in 1969. The national park service now owns and maintains the orchards. The orchards hold approximately 2,700 trees and are composed of cherry, apricot, peach, pear, apple, and a few plum, mulberry, almond and walnut trees.
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