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“Natural Wonder!”
Review of Waterpocket Fold

Waterpocket Fold
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Owner description: 100-mile scenic area of geological ridges and waves.
Seattle, WA
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55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Natural Wonder!”
Reviewed 10 June 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 away.

The "Upper Muley Twist" canyon hike is dramatic and really gets one into this amazing feature. The road to it is not so forgiving as the Notom Road.

Visited May 2014
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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117 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“One of the Best kept secrets of National Park system”
Reviewed 25 April 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. I drove the Burr Trail Road to the Waterpocket Fold. about 30 miles, and worth it. It is paved most of the way, until the last couple of miles. The drive to the Eastern side of the fold was worth it! and a bit scary to go down the 1000' to get there.
Loved going thru the Gultch area to get there. Just beautiful. If you are in Southern Utah, you must stop by Captiol Reef for sure.

Visited April 2014
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South Louisiana
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102 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Neat”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

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

Visited August 2013
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issaquah, wa
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“his place is a rare find!”
Reviewed 26 July 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 15 July 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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