Capitol Reef National Park is characterized by sandstone formations, cliffs and canyons, and a 100-mile long bulge in the earth’s crust called the Waterpocket Fold. Erosion has carved the rock into marvelous shapes. This is an inviting wilderness of rock with descriptive names such as Capitol Dome, Hickman Bridge, Grand Wash and Cathedral Valley.
Designated a national monument in 1937 and a national park in 1971, the majesty of Capitol Reef has been intriguing visitors with its twisting canyons, massive domes, monoliths and spires of sandstone for the past century. From deep narrow gorges to a bird’s eye view on the top of a peak, Capitol Reef National Park offers an assortment of activities to visitors.
Capitol Reef National Park, HC-70, Box 15, Torrey 84775, 435-425-3791