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Waterpocket Fold

Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: Driving
Owner description: 100-mile scenic area of geological ridges and waves.
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: Driving
Owner description: 100-mile scenic area of geological ridges and waves.
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Centennial, Colorado
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129 reviews 129 reviews
87 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We visited Capital Reef during a 7 NP swing in 9 days. Our first stop from Denver was Capital Reef and we saw the Waterpocket fold in the first 30 minutes. First we stopped at the visitor's center and received a really good itinerary from the Ranger working the desk. It is a short walk from the parking lot to... More 

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Utah
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Cool to think of what you are really seeing for miles! So small wide bit LONG!! Super cool to explain to the kids and learn about as you are driving the Fold!

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New Mexico, United States of America
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

You can see it from the road, but there is also a short hike where you can see it even better. Just one of the views one should take the time to do when at Capitol Reef. Make the loop drive through the Park, east on the Burr Trail, and north back to the highway on the Notom-Bullfrog Road; then... More 

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Layton
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It is everything you could wish to see if you love rock formations. I can't wait till my Australian sister-in-law can see it. She is a geology lover and this place will make her ecstatic.

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Seattle, WA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Southern Utah is not short on geological wonders. Capitol Reef National Park's "waterfold pocket" is one of the most amazing. If your time allows a drive down the Notom/Bullfrog Road and then through the WFP on the Burr Road is not to be missed. Any vehicle can make this drive in dry conditions. Be cautious though as services are far... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Visited Captiol Reef in april '14 and found a great place to visit. Lots of hiking to do, with many options of easy to hard. I hiked Hickman's Arch and Cassidy Arch as well as some roaming around Grand Wash and other easy areas. This park is beautiful, and amazing and no one has heard of it in the Midwest.... More 

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South Louisiana
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Hard to see, but once explained to us by the park rangers, we could envision this land formation. Interesting.

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issaquah, wa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We came to Capitol Reef NP because it is a NP and near other ones. I would rank it as one of the best (Zion, Grand Canyon, Bryce, Yellowstone, Yosemite included) for the amazing geology, but maybe even better because of the lack of crowds.

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West Bountiful, Utah
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This area is a must! Most travel to Moab (which is beautiful) but if you want a less busy setting Torrey and the Waterpocket Fold is the place to go. The roads are very well maintained for cars and trucks.

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Rochester, MN
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

If you are any close to this greologic wonder you must take the opportunity to see it. It is spectacular. There is so much to see and never enough here time. We can't wait for another trip to the area to catch all we missed the first time! Even if you know nothing about geology, you will be in awe... More 

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