#WaterpocketFold

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by @2coturnix

Waterpocket Fold in front of the Henry Mountains. #waterpocketfold #henrymountains #capitolreefnationalpark #nationalpark #navajonobs #utah

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by @littlemaplines

The landscape of Capitol Reef. 'Capitol' for the line of white sandstone domes that resemble the US Capitol building, and 'Reef' for the rocky barrier to land travel that it is. Finally seeing for the first time why so many have told us that this is their favorite Utah park.
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Aaaand for fellow geology nerds...The park is a section of the 100 mile up-thrust formation called the Waterpocket Fold—a monocline formed during the same era of uplift as the Rockies... Pretty snaps by @buba447

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by @squawking1200

This is the view at Capitol Reef National Park looking northward long the western face of the Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile long warp in the Earth's crust that has literally tipped and exposed about 500 million years of geologic history in central Utah.
From the bottom of the Grand Canyon to the tops of the pink cliffs at Bryce Canyon National Park, nearly 2 billion years of geologic history is on spectacular display in the national parks and monuments of the Colorado Plateau. That's 2 billion years worth rock layers laid down in orderly progression across the Colorado Plateau and this made this particular area of the North American plate very thick and robust. When the Rocky Mountains formed 70 million years ago, it was due to stresses on the North American tectonic plate that jumbled up most of the geology of western North America- except at the Colorado Plateau, which was so thick and massive, the entire area of southern Utah, SE Colorado, northern Arizona and northern New Mexico was uplifted as one giant block to form the Colorado Plateau that rivers and streams cut the canyons into.
That's why most of the Colorado Plateau is a nice orderly layered group of colorful rock layers. Except at Capitol Reef. As the Rockies formed, tension on the Colorado Plateau from the east reactivated an ancient fault that formed the Waterpocket Fold that tipped up the rock layers in a place that is today unique in the United States.
And remote, too! Most people go to the west, to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, or to the east, to Arches National Park, or to the south, to Grand Canyon. Capitol Reef is remarkably peaceful and untouched compared to the other national parks of the Colorado Plateau.
#CapitolReef #WaterpocketFold #CapitolReefNationalPark #FindYourPark #NPS #Geology #ScienceGeek #landscape #landscapes #landscapephotography #landscapelovers #landscape_lovers #landscape_captures #ic_landscapes #Utah #AllTrails #OurWild #squawking1200_CapitolReef

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by @lizquigs

Portable learning panel!!!!! #findyourpark #utahisrad #waterpocketfold #handlebarmoustache #beautahful @tizzlefive0 📷cred @jhwils56 @gloloq not pictured but enjoying all the knowledge! Totally worth 50 cents!

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by @2coturnix

One of the best views of the Waterpocket Fold with the Henry Mountains in the background. #navajonobs #capitolreefnationalpark #nationalpark #usparksandmonuments #henrymountains #waterpocketfold #utah

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by @lbhikes

The Waterpocket Fold might be one of my favorite places on earth. Views for forever, and getting up there is half the fun. More than half the fun.

#waterpocketfold #capitolreefnationalpark

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by @haus_enroute

Ever go on a summit hike seeking a beautiful view at the end of the trail? And start to think every rock formation and peak you pass is it! Well, I was fatiguing from this steep climb and trying to convince Darren all the stunning scenery around us was probably the overlook. Then, this giant king of all cairns rose up from the skyline, and just over the high point, we were on the rim being rewarded with panoramic views of the deep gorge in the Freemont River (with 2 of the oldest rock layers in the park), Henry Mountains, and Waterpocket Fold (a very notable geological feature - a wrinkle in the earths surface).





#hausenroute #usatravel #buslife #skoolielife #smallliving #tinyhouselife #homeiswhereyouparkit #homeonwheels #busliving #adventure #travel #travelblogger #adventures #views #roadtrip #canyon #gorg #gorge #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #capitolreef #capitolreefnationalpark #capitolreefnps #geology #geologyrocks #waterpocketfold

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by @twogiraffe

Utah backcountry. Looking towards the Henry Mountains. 👊👽
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On the border of Grand Staircase Escalante and Capitol Reef NP.
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#grandstaircaseescalante #utah #southwest #americanwest #ut #canon5d #landscape #canon5d #triptych #landscapelover #soloroadtrip #travelsolo #grandstaircase #geology #3partpanorama #twogiraffe_utah #waterpocketfold

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by @twogiraffe

Utah backcountry. Looking towards the Henry Mountains. 👊👽
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On the border of Grand Staircase Escalante and Capitol Reef NP.
Summer . 2018
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#grandstaircaseescalante #utah #southwest #americanwest #ut #canon5d #landscape #canon5d #triptych #landscapelover #soloroadtrip #travelsolo #grandstaircase #geology #3partpanorama #twogiraffe_utah #waterpocketfold

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by @twogiraffe

Utah backcountry. Looking towards the Henry Mountains. 👊👽
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On the border of Grand Staircase Escalante and Capitol Reef NP.
Summer . 2018
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#grandstaircaseescalante #utah #southwest #americanwest #ut #canon5d #landscape #canon5d #triptych #landscapelover #soloroadtrip #travelsolo #grandstaircase #geology #3partpanorama #twogiraffe_utah #waterpocketfold

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by @brettwhite3

Utah tour pt. 3

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by @elina_pa

Now this is why I love roadtrips 😍 This was so much fun!

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by @mackenzie_buie

It’s always nice to get far away.




#waterpocketfold #capitolreef #capitolreefnationalpark #utah #beautahful

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by @2coturnix

Waterpocket Fold from the Chimney Rock Trail in Capitol Reef National Park #waterpocketfold #chimneyrocktrail #capitolreefnationalpark #nationalpark #usparksandmonuments #utah

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by @inciris

Petroglyphs are rock carvings (rock paintings are called pictographs) made by pecking directly on the rock surface using a stone chisel and a hammerstone. When the desert varnish (or patina) on the surface of the rock was chipped off, the lighter rock underneath was exposed, creating the petroglyph.

#petroglyphs #rockart #carving #engraving #capitolreefnationalpark #capitolreef #grandwash #waterpocketfold #utah #utahunique #utahgram #southwestadventures #journeytothewest #roadtrip #阿姿阿祖morerock歌

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by @richiedemaria

The quickest way to a Richie’s heart may be through Capitol Reef.
From autumn 2017. Bonus: spot the highway in the photo.
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#capitolreefnationalpark #capitolreef #highway24 #roadtrip #southwest #cliffs #grand #epicviews #waterpocketfold #utah #flashbackfriday #nationalparks #cohabcanyon #sandstone

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by @jonboyjrbro

One resides fathoms deep, the other at the end of time.... #capitalreefnationalpark #waterpocketfold #hickmanbridge #coloradoplateau #utah #unitedstates

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by @gnartorialist

Well hey, erosion is pretty, volcanic rocks too. I guess we can all get what we want. A little more from #capitolreef. #waterpocketfold #layercake

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by @rsaliga

Rest isn’t working less, but being in the presence of God - Great reminder from today’s sermon

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by @tokina1420

At first I thought I was on another rocky planet. Such unique epic terrain and landscape blew my mind away.
Standing on the waterpocket fold over looking Strike Valley facing north east.
#StrikeValley #waterpocketfold #capitolreefnationalpark #vastlandscape #landscapephotography #majesticview #solitude #jawdropping #amazingview #overlook #amazinglandscape #wildutah #onlyinutah #hiking #outdoors #ruggedterrain #offroad #breathtakingview #sungoingdown #lifeelevated #desertlandscape

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