Capitol Reef National Park Photography Gallery

Geologic Layers of Waterpocket Fold
Henry Mountains Beyond Waterpocket Fold
Waterpocket Fold Above Highway 24
Highway 24 Below Waterpocket Fold
Sandstone Spires Above Landscape
Wingate Spires Above Landscape
Waterpocket Fold Layers
Juniper Trees on Hillside
Cottonwood Trunk in Canyon
Chimney Rock Canyon
Colored Rock in Canyon
Pines in Chimney Rock Canyon
Chimney Rock Canyon Beyond Trail
Evening Light on Pectol's Pyramid
Pectol's Pyramid
Shrubs and Trees Below Mountains
Cohab Canyon Behind Sandstone Wall
Pectol's Pyramid and Sandstone Ridges
Pectol's Pyramid and Waterpocket Fold
Juniper and Pectol's Pyramid
Pectol's Pyramid Above Eroded Sandstone
Bighorn Sheep in Grass
Waterfall on Sandstone Cliff
Waterfall and Trees
Flash Flood Waterfall
Flash Flood Waterfall
Flash Flood Waterfalls
Hickman Bridge and Waterfall
Hickman Bridge and Waterfall
Hickman Bridge and Waterfall
Hickman Bridge and Waterfall
Hickman Bridge and Waterfall
Hickman Bridge and Waterfall
Colorful Clouds above Sandstone
Colorful Clouds above Sandstone
Golden Cliffs at Sunset
Golden Cliffs at Sunset
Golden Cliffs at Sunset
Fiery Sunset over Desert Hills
Fiery Sunset over the Waterpocket Fold
Cohab Canyon
Rain over Waterpocket Fold
Cohab Canyon and Waterpocket Fold
Storm Clouds over Waterpocket Fold
Clouds Above Waterpocket Fold
Clouds Above Waterpocket Fold
Clouds Above Highway 24
Stormy Weather over Fremont River

Capitol Reef National Park Information

Capitol Reef National Park is Utah's most underrated national parks, and one of the more underrated in the country. Despite this, it's not only an outdoor enthusiast's paradise, but it also boasts one of the darkest night skies in the country, having been Dark Sky Certified by the International Dark Sky Association in April of 2015. The Milky Way Galaxy seems to shine a little brighter over the Waterpocket Fold here, an enormous "wrinkle" in the earth's crust that could only be found on the Colorado Plateau. It's also the main feature of this national park, nearly all of it within the park's boundaries. Thanks to the massive sandstone landscape, constant erosion has exposed hundreds of millions of years of geologic history in the Waterpocket Fold and in the canyons below it. As a result, Capitol Reef National Park boasts the largest collection of exposed geologic layers of any of Utah's national parks.

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