Natural Features & Ecosystems
Along with the Waterpocket Fold which defines Capitol Reef National Park, a nearly 100-mile long warp in the earth's crust; visitors will also experience biological soil crusts, large black boulders strewn throughout the park and other features unique to the desert southwest.
Here are a few articles that may be of interest in learning more about paleontology at Capitol Reef:
Did You Know?
Less than 0.25 inches (0.6 cm) of rain can produce flash floods. Flash floods are caused by run-off from intense, localized thunderstorms that drop a large amount of rain over a short period of time. They are most common in Capitol Reef in July, August and September, but can occur at any time of the year.