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.
Discover the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic wrinkle on earth!
Capitol Reef's rich cultural history dates to archaic hunter-gatherers, the prehistoric Fremont Culture, and pioneer homesteaders.
Find out about the geologic processes that created the Waterpocket Fold.
Hiking and Backpacking
Capitol Reef is a hiker's dream. Learn more about our trails and routes.