Discover the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic wrinkle on earth!

Located in south-central Utah in the heart of red rock country, Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden treasure filled with cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges in the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline (a wrinkle on the earth) extending almost 100 miles.

Features

Geology

Geology

Find out more about the geological processes that created the Waterpocket Fold.

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Social Media Network

Social Media Network

Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. Find park photos and events, then share your experiences in the park with others!

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History

History

Capitol Reef’s rich cultural history dates back to Archaic hunters and gatherers and more recently Mormon pioneers who settled the area in the 1800s.

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Plan a Visit

Plan a Visit

Planning a visit to Capitol Reef? Check our Trip Planner for valuable information on topics such as visitor facilities, hiking trails, and camping.

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Gifford House

Visit the Historic Gifford Homestead

Located 1 mile south of the visitor center on the Scenic Drive, this rural Utah farmhouse from the early 1900s features handmade items and baked goods

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Orchards

Orchards

Explore the National Park Service’s largest historic orchards with over 3,000 fruit and nut trees.

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Weather

Weather

Check at the visitor center or National Weather Service before heading for a hike or backcountry excursion.

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