Nature & Science
Capitol Reef National Park was set aside to protect a geologic feature--the Waterpocket Fold--an 87-mile long warp in the Earth's crust. Learn more about Capitol Reef's amazing geology.
Capitol Reef National Park contains nearly a quarter million acres in the slickrock country of Utah. Plant and animal life is diverse because of a variety of habitats such as pinyon-juniper, perennial streams, dry washes and rock cliffs.
Have you ever taken a picture of a flower, or lizard, or an unusual lichen? You can keep track of the biodiversity you see when you are in a national park, or wherever you go, with iNaturalist. Learn more about how you can help document the various life forms in our national parks. Explore Biodiversity.
Check out Capitol Reef’s iNaturalist project.
Last updated: December 20, 2017