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.

Pendelton Barn and Gifford House below Fruita's Wingate Sandstone Cliffs

History

Capitol Reef's rich cultural history dates to archaic hunter-gatherers, the pre-historic Fremont Culture, and pioneer homesteaders.

A hiker standing under Hickman Natural Bridge

Geology

Find out about the geologic processes that created the Waterpocket Fold.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

HC 70, Box 15
Torrey, UT 84775

Phone:

435-425-3791

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