Capitol Reef National Park – Torrey, Utah – 06/07/2010

Cruising the Utah backroads, Utah Highway 12 runs into Utah Highway 24 in Torrey.

From here you can head East, towards the general direction of Arches and Canyonlands, by first passing through Capitol Reef!

Capitol Reef National Park is another unit of the Utah Mighty 5, along with Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, and Canyonlands.

As all of the Utah parks do, Capitol Reef boasts even more unimaginably beautiful scenic vistas of geologic splendor.

You can hike and explore rock formations, wildlife, desert plants, and even ancient Native American Petroglyphs from the Fremont people that lived in the area from about AD 600 – 1300.

The Waterpocket Fold is the defining feature of Capitol Reef National Park. It is a 100 mile long wrinkle in the Earth’s surface, formed along an ancient fault line on the Colorado Plateau, that resulted in the creation of such a wide variety of impressive geologic features.

Today, it is here for our respect, appreciation, and enjoyment!

And we are glad it is!

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