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One of Utah's natural wonders, Capitol Reef features a 100 mile long, narrow, uplifted fold in the earth's crust named the Waterpocket Fold. Millions of years of geologic history are revealed on the exposed west face of the fold. A trip through Cathedral Valley on the rugged high clearance vehicle only road rewards the adventurous traveler with views of spectacular eroded sandstone spires and monoliths rising hundreds of feet from the valley floor. 80 miles from the nearest stoplight, Capitol Reef is a remote wilderness of beauty and solitude.
Henry Mountains and Waterpocket FoldTemple of the SunLower South Desert Overlook VistaNavajo Sandstone FormationsFirst Light on the LandThe Fluted WallWaterpocket Fold at SunsetOld Juniper and SandstoneHickman BridgePetroglyphsEroded RocksThe Layercake WallCanyon in the FoldCathedral Valley FormationHenry MountainsBentonite HillsUpper Cathedral Valley

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