The park, named for its reef like cliffs capped by white sandstone formations, comprises 75 miles from its northern to southern boundaries. Among the park's colored cliffs are large orchards, where fruit may be picked in season, and petroglyph's can be seen on the surrounding canyon walls. The remnants of the early pioneer village of Fruita are also located within the park.
The visitor center is open year-round (except Christmas Day) from 8a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with extended hours during the summer season. The park offers several hiking trails, as well as 25-mile scenic drive. Many of the back country areas are reached by high clearance dirt roads. The park is located 11 miles east of Torrey, or 37 miles west of Hanksville, on Hwy 24.
There are 3 campgrounds and the nearest accommodations are in Torrey and Bicknell.