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 John Donohue's National Park Photos- Capitol Reef
Capitol Reef is a segement of the "Waterpocket Fold"- a distinct wrinkle in the earths surface that stretches for 100 miles north-south through central Utah where faults and uplifts kinked the the rock layers suddenly upwards.
Capitol Reef in Utah is a rugged landscape of cliffs, domes, and spires.
The "reefs" are what settlers moving westward often called the line of steep ridges that blocked their passage as the reefs surronding an island would block sea-going ships.
www.serve.com /wizjd/parks/capitol_reef/capitol_reef.html   (143 words)

  
 Capitol Reef National Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Capitol Reef is the name of an especially rugged and spectacular park of the Waterpocket Fold near the Fremont River.
Capitol Reef encompasses the Waterpocket Fold, a wrinkle in the earth's crust that is 65 million years old.
The park is filled with canyons, cliffs, towers, domes, and arches.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Capitol_Reef_National_Park   (2570 words)

  
 Capitol Reef - Geology
Capitol Reef National Park was established because of the scenic rock domes and narrow canyons found along the trace of the Waterpocket Fold.
Capitol Reef is a place to enjoy the scenic majesty formed by geologic processes, and also to appreciate the interrelationships between the Earth and all life found in the varied environments within the park - - from the forested slopes of Thousand Lake Mountain, to the green oasis of Fruita, to the barren Bentonite Hills.
The older rocks are found in the western part of the park, and the younger rocks are found near the east boundary.
www.nps.gov /care/geology1.htm   (887 words)

  
 Utah History Encyclopedia
Called by some Native Americans the "Sleeping Rainbow," Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a segment of the Waterpocket Fold, which, with its many domes of white Navajo sandstone over red Wingate sandstone cliffs, resembles the domes of the U.S. and other capitol buildings.
Capitol Reef National Monument was the result--established by presidential proclamation in 1937.
After national attention was drawn to the Canyonlands area by the creation of Lake Powell, the monument was expanded to include most of the Waterpocket Fold, and in 1971 the natural wonder was declared a park in the national park system.
www.media.utah.edu /UHE/c/CAPITOLREEF.html   (366 words)

  
 Capitol Reef National Park Utah.com
Capitol Reef National Park is 10 miles east of the town of Torrey, or 37 miles west of the town of Hanksville on paved SR 24.
Capitol Reef National Park is characterized by sandstone formations, cliffs and canyons, and a 100-mile long bulge in the earth's crust called the Waterpocket Fold.
Designated a national monument in 1937 and a national park in 1971, the majesty of Capitol Reef has been intriguing visitors with its twisting canyons, massive domes, monoliths and spires of sandstone for the past century.
www.utah.com /nationalparks/capitol_reef.htm   (458 words)

  
 Utah - Capitol Reef National Park
Most is preserved in Capitol Reef National Park, which contains multicoloured cliffs, narrow canyons, ridges, arches, spires and domes.
The main road (UT 24) crossing the park east-west gives a flavour of the area and passes close to several of the most famous named features, such as the deep twisting canyon formed by Sulphur Creek and Hickman Bridge, a natural arch created by erosion.
The monument is so named because of the resemblance of the many whitish sandstone domes to the US Capitol building; the 'Reef' refers to the high uplifted ridge running north-south along the fold which presented a considerable barrier to early settlers.
www.americansouthwest.net /utah/capitol_reef/national_park.html   (419 words)

  
 Capitol Reef NP and Escalante Country
The Parks Department has improved the packed sand portion in Capitol Reef, but it is still a thrill to drive down the switchbacks on the backside of the Waterpocket Fold.
Had this area not been designated a national monument, it is likely the State of Utah would have turned it into a state park.
The heart of the park is in the northern portion of the Waterpocket Fold.
www.austintx.net /JStroman/JRS_RRC/capitol.htm   (1297 words)

  
 WinterSports2002.com - Capitol Reef National Park
The park, 11 miles east of Torrey or 37 miles west of Hanksville on U-24, was established first as a national monument in 1937 to protect the great reef formation of the Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile bulge in the Earth's crust that has eroded into a variety of natural formations.
The park is named for Capitol Dome, a huge rock formation located in the park that resembles the nation's Capitol building.
Also located throughout the park are natural arches and bridges carved out of the sandstone, such as Hickman Bridge.
deseretnews.com /oly/view/print/0,4060,30000017,00.html   (423 words)

  
 Capitol Reef National Park, Utah Travel & Vacation Guide
Capitol Reef National Park encloses a 100 mile long ridge of rock that was thrust up from the earth millions of year ago.
Capitol Reef is located in south central Utah some 60 miles south of I-70.
Backcountry Outfitters is your adventure source for the Canyonlands region
www.go-utah.com /capitol_reef_national_park   (210 words)

  
 Hiking Sulphur Creek In Capitol Reef National Park.
Capitol Reef National Park had never appealed to my strange desire to be locked in a canyon's tight grip.
Capitol Reef is a study in geology and a dream for even the most seasoned professor.
The Waterpocket Fold is the park's main attraction and reason why it was given protective status as a National Monument on August 2, 1937 and later National Park on December 13, 1971.
www.utahoutdoors.com /pages/sulphurcreek.htm   (1755 words)

  
 Capitol Reef National Park : Attractions Frommers.com
Capitol Reef's Cassidy Arch was named after Butch; this area was supposedly one of his favorite hiding places.
Utah 24, which crosses Capitol Reef from east to west, also has several viewpoints offering a good look at the park's features, such as monumental Capitol Dome, which resembles the dome of a capitol building; the aptly named Castle formation; the historic Fruita Schoolhouse; and some roadside petroglyphs left by the prehistoric Fremont people.
As with most national parks, it would be easy to spend a week or more here, hiking the trails, admiring the views, and loafing about the campground.
www.frommers.com /destinations/capitolreefnationalpark/1564010029.html   (887 words)

  
 Capitol Reef - Capitol Reef Utah Guide
Capitol Reef National Park is 11 miles east of Torrey or 3 miles west of Hanksville on Hwy 24.
Capitol Reef National Park splashes color for 75 miles from its northern to southern boundaries.
In the midst of Capitol Reef's red rocks and ancient petroglyph panels are large orchards-where fruit may be picked in season in the remnants of Fruita, an early pioneer settlement.
www.utahtravelcenter.com /nationalparks/capitolreef   (163 words)

  
 Capitol Reef National Park -- Kid's Page
At Capitol Reef, kids and their parents enjoy the one-room schoolhouse in the park, complete with a taped message and interpretive programs led by rangers.
Capitol Reef also has several examples of petroglyphs that are readily accessible to families by car.
The program is built around the basic idea that encouraging kids to learn about the park and take a small part in preserving it will result in a greater appreciation of the park's charms, beauty, and value now, and later in life.
www.americanparknetwork.com /parkinfo/cr/activities/kidspage.html   (467 words)

  
 Capitol Reef National Park
Capitol Reef National Park's visitor center is 12 miles east of Torrey, Utah, a four-hour drive south of Salt Lake City.
Known for its enormous Navajo-sandstone domes, one of which resembles the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Capitol Reef has fantastic hiking trails atop undulating slickrock, on forested plateaus and through narrow flash-flood-prone canyons, one with 60-story-high walls only 15 feet apart.
The park's centerpiece is the Waterpocket Fold, a 100 mile-long monocline -- a buckle in the Earth's crust -- that overwhelmed early explorers.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2004/07/18/TRG7F7LJCV1.TMP   (497 words)

  
 Max Bertola's southern Utah - Capitol Reef National Park
Capitol Reef is known for its strong rock formations, formations that look like castles and chimneys and all sorts of other bold items.
The park got its name from these formations and the name reef came from the nautical term meaning an impassible formation.
The cliffs and desert and the quiet are what makes Capitol Reef.
www.so-utah.com /capitol/crnp/homepage.html   (1053 words)

  
 Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
However, they left behind a considerable number of pictographs and petroglyphs, many of which can be seen along Capitol Reef’s “Petroglyph Pullout.” This fairly easy hike, located a mile east of the park’s visitor center, allows you to see up close the artwork left behind by the Fremont people.
The arid 378-square-mile park, named after a rock formation that reminded observers of the U.S. Capitol dome, was created in 1971, almost exactly 100 years after the area was first mapped.
This massive 100-mile long stretch of uptilted sandstone in Utah’s desolate south-center is the least visited of Utah’s five national parks (Arches, Bryce, Canyonlands and Zion are the other four).
www.theculturedtraveler.com /Parks/Archives/Capitol_Reef.htm   (501 words)

  
 Capitol Reef National Park
Capitol Reef is named for a particularly colorful section of the fold near the Fremont River where sheer cliffs formed a barrier to travel for early pioneers.
Although a highway now crosses the "reef," travel is still challenging for those wishing to see the park's more remote regions.
The last sighting in the park of a native desert bighorn, a subspecies, occurred in 1948.
www.national-parks.biz /national_park/capitol_reef   (339 words)

  
 Capitol Reef National Park Hiking Page
The Superintendent of Capitol Reef National Park has authorized the use of a staging area for horse users departing on overnight or dayuse trips into the Waterpocket District of the park.
The rock at Capitol Reef is comprised predominately of sandstone.
To understand the answer to this question and the reasons behind it, remember that the National Park Service must preserve and protect park resources while making them accessible to the visiting public.
www.capitol.reef.national-park.com /hike.htm   (2248 words)

  
 Capitol Reef National Park : Active Pursuits : Hiking Frommers.com
Trails through the national park offer sweeping panoramas of colorful cliffs and soaring spires, eerie journeys through desolate steep-walled canyons, and cool oases along the tree-shaded Fremont River.
From the trail, you'll get several perspectives of Cassidy Arch, a natural stone arch named for outlaw Butch Cassidy, who is believed to have occasionally used the Grand Wash as a hideout.
Park rangers can help you choose trails best suited to the time of year, weather conditions, and your personal physical condition; those planning serious backpacking treks will want to buy topographic maps, available at the visitor center.
www.frommers.com /destinations/capitolreefnationalpark/1564020088.html   (510 words)

  
 Capitol Reef Utah.com
TheCapitol Reef National Park area offers marvelous scenery, hiking trails, historic sites from a deserted pioneer town, and unique geology and plant life.
Capitol Reef National Park - See the cliffs, canyons and domes along Hwy.
Capitol Reef matches the wonder of nearby All American Road Scenic Byway 12.
www.utah.com /capitolreef   (1146 words)

  
 Capitol Dome, Capitol Reef National Park, Southern Utah - Landscape Stock Photograph - Frank Jensen Photography
Capitol Reef National Park is a wrinkle in the earth’s crust, carved by the forces of erosion into grand cliffs, pinnacles, great buttes, and deep canyons.
Capitol Dome, Capitol Reef National Park, Southern Utah- Landscape Stock Photograph - Frank Jensen Photography
This photograph of "Capitol Dome" was taken with a Mamiya 645 camera using a graduated filter to highlight and emphasize the color of the dome and the clouds in the background.
www.fjphoto.com /stock/stockMain.php?&pic=7   (302 words)

  
 NPS PEPC - Fire Management Plan, Capitol Reef National Park
The purpose of fire management at Capitol Reef National Park is to protect and conserve the natural and cultural resources of the park for the enjoyment of present and future generations.
Appropriate management response would be the primary strategy used by Capitol Reef National Park to decrease potential for unwanted fire, reduce risks for firefighting personnel, protect rare species, and to maintain the natural vitality of park ecosystems.
Desired conditions for park resources include the continuation of the natural fire regime in appropriate areas and protection of cultural resources that could be affected by fire.
parkplanning.nps.gov /projectHome.cfm?projectId=12624   (621 words)

  
 Wildernet - Capitol Reef National Park
Description - Capitol Reef National Park was established to protect the grand and colorful geologic formations in the area, as well as the historical and cultural history.
The highlighted geologic feature within Capitol Reef National Park is the Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile long wrinkle in the earth's crust.
The park's main driving tours extend from one to 25 miles and are popular with cyclists as well as scenic drivers.
www.wildernet.com /pages/area.cfm?areaID=UTNPCARE&CU_ID=145   (732 words)

  
 Capitol Reef National Park - Wikimedia Commons
Capitol Reef National Park is in the state of Utah in the United States of America
Volcanic boulders on Navajo Sandstone in Capitol Reef
Tree at the Goosenecks overlook in Capitol Reef
commons.wikimedia.org /wiki/Capitol_Reef_National_Park   (238 words)

  
 Capitol Reef National Park: Recreation
The Fruita Campground is the only developed campground in Capitol Reef National Park and as a result usually fills by mid-afternoon during the visitor season.
Capitol Reef National Park offers three campgrounds within its borders: Cathedral Valley, Fruita, and Cedar Mesa.
Capitol Reef offers a wealth of recreational opportunities for the amateur naturalist, outdoor enthusiast, or armchair explorer.
www.bsu.edu /web/arose/capitol/recreati.htm   (461 words)

  
 Capitol Reef National Park
Named by early pioneers because the huge domed formation reminded them of the nation's capitol building, Capitol Reef National Park is a maze of brilliantly colored cliffs, natural bridges, domes, and stone arches.
Canyonlands National Park is located east of Capitol Reef, via Hwy 24 and 95.
Capitol Reef's modern Fruita Campground, as well as two primitive park campgrounds are open all year.
www.byways.org /browse/byways/2019/places/3232   (247 words)

  
 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Capitol Reef National Park at Epinions.com
It is one of the cheaper national parks with a $5 entrance fee collected at the start of this road.
But if I had paid for the park I would have not paid at the $5 entrance fee station because entrance fees for all national parks do not go directly to the national park.
If you are seeking great beauty and solitude in a national park this park should definitely be on your list of places to visit.
www.epinions.com /content_185789222532   (652 words)

  
 Lamb and Johnson Update: Capitol Reef National Park
The park brochure indicated that this was the main road until 1962.
The park campgrounds are nice but don't have full-hookups, so we had planned to stay at our campground on the outskirts of town.
Our first exploration into the park was down the main road on the Scenic Drive south from the Visitor's Center.
eduscapes.com /lamb/update05ee.html   (637 words)

  
 Capitol Reef National Park: Overview
This virtual tour is intended for the armchair traveler who is seeking specific information about Capitol Reef National Park, its cultural and geological history, recreational opportunities, and the flora and fauna that exist within its reefs.
Capitol Reef is located in south central Utah between Torrey and River Ford.
Capitol Reef protects the Waterpocket Fold, a geological monument to earthly forces.
www.bsu.edu /web/arose/capitol/overview.htm   (160 words)

  
 Capitol Reef National Park Pictures
This National Park is in a remote portion of the state with Torrey (11 miles west from the visitor center) and Hanksville (37 miles east from the visitor center) being the nearest towns providing facilities with services.
All pictures are roadside shots or short hikes from the 2 main roads in the park.
This is found in the eastern portion of the park off of Rt.
www.worldfromtheweb.com /Parks/CapitolReef/CapitolReef.html   (227 words)

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