Capitol Reef National Park, extending for 60 miles from northwest to southeast in south central Utah lies in the center of the Colorado Plateau. The park encompasses a massive monocline known as the Waterpocket Fold. The tilted strata of the east-facing monocline are heavily eroded to form the spectacular geological features of the park. Utah route 24 bisects the northern portion of the park. Otherwise, the only paved road is the main branch of the Scenic Drive. Its variety of sedimentary rock formations, canyons, and wide vistas make Capitol Reef a hidden scenic wonder.


Capitol Reef National Park