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For geology geeks and peace and quiet seekers

One of the lesser traveled parks, but our grandkids thought it was one of their favorites. Before... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
diane h
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Topeka, Kansas
Unusual geological formations, and nice Jeep tour

Took a Jeep tour through this area, and enjoyed the diverse geological formations and unusual... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
TXtraveler67_71
,
Texas
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100-mile Scenic Area Of Geological Ridges And Waves.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“notom road” (6 reviews)
“every turn” (3 reviews)
“burr trail” (4 reviews)
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Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the lesser traveled parks, but our grandkids thought it was one of their favorites. Before leaving for our Utah adventure, I created study sheets for them, so by the time we got there they knew about the geologic features, historical sites, and places...More

Thank diane h
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Took a Jeep tour through this area, and enjoyed the diverse geological formations and unusual aspects of the geology. Drive over to the West side of the park from this area was quite nice.

Thank TXtraveler67_71
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Loved this drive down the Notam-Bullfrog Road and to be able to cross the fold itself. To experience rock formations 200+ million years old that up close is incredible. Such an amazing experience to see the fracture in the Earth's crust up close.

Thank LSUTraveller
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

The highlight of Capitol Reef is the Waterpocket Fold formation, and there is no better way to get up close and personal than to hike right through it.

Thank Zach S
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Capitol Reef has surprises at every turn of the short drive and this is another gem. The park is not weel known, but should be.

Thank mesatraveler
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Bought inexpensive guide brochure at capital reef visitors center. Set odometer and follow loop east on Rt. 24, then right on Notom-Bullfrog Rd. Note points of interest numbered in the guide. Two good slot canyons called Headquarters and Surprise just past the Burr Trail intersection....More

3  Thank DianePf650
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

There are numerous hikes into beautiful canyons with towering rock walls. The eastern slopes of this geological formation (accessed via Notom Road) is a real treat that most visitors to Capital Reef National Park never experience. The Park Visitor Center should be the first stop...More

1  Thank Gleason L
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

I am a bit surprised that there are so few reviews of this very unique geologic feature in Utah, but it may be because fewer people visit Capitol Reef National Park than other parks, It is also challenging to review places like the Waterpocket Fold....More

2  Thank Levannah
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

The Waterpocket Fold is a large scale land formation that extends north to south for approximately 90 miles in southern Utah. Described as a wrinkle in the Earth's crust, the Waterpocket Fold is the central feature of the Capital Reef National Park. You can learn...More

2  Thank BradJill
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

I have reviewed many of the attractions in this park separately. The Waterpocket Fold is an element in most of them. This is the one big thing that makes this park worthy of national park status. Everything else is rock formations not so very different...More

8  Thank Insouciant1
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