Capitol Reef National Park Photography Gallery

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
Rainbow over Hiker
Rainbow over Fremont River Gorge
Fall Colors along Fremont River
Fall Colors along Fremont River
The Waterpocket Fold
Sunlight on The Castle
Sunlight on The Castle
Clouds Above Waterpocket Fold
Goosenecks Sunset
Temple of the Moon
Temples of the Sun and Moon
Cathedral Valley
Temples of the Sun and Moon
Temples of the Sun and Moon
Night Sky over Glass Mountain
Night Sky over Cathedral Valley
Night Sky over Cathedral Valley
Stars over Cathedral Valley
Stars over Cathedral Valley
Stars over Cathedral Valley
Temple of the Sun

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.

117 total photos in this gallery

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