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A MUST for any Geologist

Stunning view along the Notom Bullfrog Rd and from the Overview point. Hardly any vegetation... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert W
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Walnut Creek, California
Slot Canyon

The Notom Road is a great place to follow along the Waterpocket Fold and see it up close. We saw a... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Vicki D
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Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

The Waterpocket Fold is the 100 mile (162 k) long geological feature known as a monocline that is protected by Capitol Reef National Park and is the feature that led to the “Reef” part of the park’s name as it proved to be a formidable...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning view along the Notom Bullfrog Rd and from the Overview point. Hardly any vegetation covers the rock formations - great to explore. Easy to see and acknoldge the Fold from satellite pictures.

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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

The Notom Road is a great place to follow along the Waterpocket Fold and see it up close. We saw a beautiful fox out here and lots of great scenery. We stopped and hiked Surprise Canyon which is a slot canyon. It was awesome. It...More

Thank Vicki D
Reviewed August 26, 2018

This "fold" or geologic anticline is huge. There's a drive that goes from Boulder, UT that goes thru a gorgeous, lush canyon. It goes to the Burr Switchbacks Trail which is one of the best drives in the west. The rock formations, cliffs, arches, and...More

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Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Amazing geological formation. I am amazed that evidence is so visible of the earth’s tectonic plate movement! Easy to see most features with just a short walk from the parking lot.

Thank Marlin M
Reviewed July 21, 2018

Short hike with some spectacular views and points of interest in Capitol Reef National Park. Once you go through the scenic drive, take a stroll through the canyon to see how the early visitors enjoyed the park.

Thank Marian R
Reviewed June 24, 2018

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
Reviewed May 26, 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.

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Reviewed May 21, 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
Reviewed May 17, 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
Reviewed May 11, 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.

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