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“his place is a rare find!”
Review of Waterpocket Fold

Waterpocket Fold
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Owner description: 100-mile scenic area of geological ridges and waves.
issaquah, wa
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“his place is a rare find!”
Reviewed July 25, 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.

Visited July 2013
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West Bountiful, Utah
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful vistas”
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.

Visited July 2013
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Rochester, MN
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Unbelievable!”
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 of the splendor of the Waterpocket Fold.

Visited May 2013
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Avon, Ohio
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1,319 reviews
887 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,649 helpful votes
“Colorful Geological Wonder”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

The Waterpocket Fold is the 100 mile (162 k) long geological feature known as a monocline that is protected by Capitol Reef National Park and is the feature that led to the “Reef” part of the park’s name as it proved to be a formidable barrier to transportation like a reef at sea (the “Capitol” part of the name is derived from the sandstone domes that look like a capitol building’s dome). This huge buckle or fold in the earth’s surface was created when a fault underlying the layers of sandstone above uplifted the western side. Subsequent erosion has lead to the exposure of the many colorful layers of sandstone as well as producing magnificent rock formations including eroded pockets that hold water in the desert environment year round giving the “fold” its name. Excellent views of the Waterpocket Fold can be seen from the park’s scenic drive, Sunset Point overlook, Notom-Bullfrog Road, Strike Valley overlook and Larb Hallow overlook on scenic UT 12.

Visited April 2013
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West Bend, Wisconsin
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157 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“beautiful and remote”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

This driver was very scenic. It was neat to see all the different geology. The road is mostly dirt but we had no problem in our minivan

Visited October 2012
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