The Scenic Drive Along the Capitol Reef

And how it got its name…

The Waterpocket Fold created a warp in the earth’s crust which caused newer and older layers of earth to fold over each other in an S-shape. The fold forms a north-to-south barrier that is impossible to pass. Early settlers referred to these impassable ridges as, reefs.

The line of white domes and cliffs, made of Navajo Sandstone that run along parts of the fold, resemble the United States Capitol Building. (

So, there you have it… And now sit back and enjoy the scenic sights…

Rocks break off in sheets. Doesn’t it look like the rocks below were painted with a roller brush?

And now for one of my favorite pictures…

Back to Torrey… scenic scenes

A scenic sunset…

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