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Waterpocket Fold

Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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The Unique geological land formation which gives purpose for Capital Reef NP

The Waterpocket Fold is a large scale land formation that extends north to south for approximately... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
BradJill
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Hong Kong, China
The Reason for This National Park

I have reviewed many of the attractions in this park separately. The Waterpocket Fold is an element... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2016
Insouciant1
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San Francisco, California
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100-mile Scenic Area Of Geological Ridges And Waves.
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  • Average3%
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Capitol Reef National Park, UT

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Reviewed 16 June 2017

The Waterpocket Fold is a large scale land formation that extends north to south for approximately 90 miles in southern Utah. Described as a wrinkle in the Earth's crust, the Waterpocket Fold is the central feature of the Capital Reef National Park. You can learn...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 6 May 2016

I have reviewed many of the attractions in this park separately. The Waterpocket Fold is an element in most of them. This is the one big thing that makes this park worthy of national park status. Everything else is rock formations not so very different...More

7  Thank Insouciant1
Reviewed 28 April 2016

I read a description of this geological formation ahead of time, but it's still amazing to realise the tremendous forces at work that formed it. Glad I got to see a part of it in the park.

Thank KLsWanderlust
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The hike through the narrow slot of Headquarters Canyon is impressive and lots of fun. Driving along Notom Road, the Waterpocket fold is a short distance away -- you can make out its convolutions from a distance but you must enter the folds of rock...More

5  Thank DLMS_3
Reviewed 30 October 2015

We took our time and the dirt road had just been graded, so made the drive even more enjoyable. I cannot even express how awe inspiring the views of the Waterpocket Fold are. How do you even wrap your head around how this magnificent geological...More

2  Thank Diane S
Reviewed 9 October 2015

My husband and I made a loop of the National Parks in SLC area.. We're from Portland, OR. We flew into SLC and saw Arches, Canyonlands, Monument Valley, Natural Bridges. And Capitol Reef. We loved this trip! Every Park was amazing and breathtakingly beautiful in...More

6  Thank kristenannmarie
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Notom - Bullfrog Rd. thru the Waterpocket Fold is a wonderful drive. Rock formations, sheer cliffs - around evey curve another great view. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is that the road was in desperate need of grading. It...More

2  Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 16 July 2015

If you are into geology you will love this place. There are slot canyons, great rock formations, awesome hiking. I would recommend giving yourself two days here at a minimum. Not crowded like the other Utah parks.

2  Thank Lala C
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Couldn't believe our eyes. Around every turn was a new massive structure of rocks, canyons, etc. Our Coutry is truly an amazing place. So glad we took this route to get to our next venture.

1  Thank jimjenhegs
Reviewed 10 June 2015

We had the pleasure of driving the Notom/Burr/Hwy12/Hw24 loop in May. Wow!! If you can, get to the Strike Valley Overlook down the Upper Muley backcountry trail. This is the shot on the front cover of the brochure.

1  Thank Jay S
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