• Strike Valley and the Waterpocket Fold

    Capitol Reef

    National Park Utah

Photos & Multimedia

Sunset from the Sunset Point area
Sunset from the Sunset Point area at Capitol Reef
Ray Mathis/NPS
 

These multimedia pages feature video, audio, and photo galleries that offer glimpses into the history and geology of Capitol Reef National Park.

Did You Know?

Rabbit Valley Gilia in a crack in rocks at Capitol Reef

The geology of the Waterpocket Fold created conditions which allowed unique plant species to evolve here. A total of 887 plant species occur in the park many of which have very restricted distributions, occuring on specific geologic formations, soils, slopes, or elevation or precipitation ranges.