Waterpocket Fold

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Capitol Reef National Park is a geological oddity in South Central Utah and a backpacker’s paradise. The Waterpocket Fold, the main feature of the park, is a nearly 100-mile long monocline, or warp in the Earth’s crust. The Golden Throne (pictured above) and other highpoints atop the Waterpocket Fold stand nearly 2,000 feet above the colorful Strike Valley on the eastern side of the Waterpocket Fold.