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Watson Wander: Hiking Capitol Reef

From the bloggers at Watson Wander.

When it comes to national parks in Utah everyone always talks about Zion this and Arches that. But for some reason hardly anyone is talking about Capitol Reef.

Capital Reef
Maybe because it’s far from a major highway, and the tiny nearby town is somewhat lacking in shopping and lodging options? Or maybe because Capitol Reef doesn’t have the equivalent of the iconic Delicate Arch, or an infamous trail such as Angel’s Landing? Whatever the reason, this often overlooked park is absolutely worth a visit.

Capitol Reef National Park
The dominating geographic feature of Capitol Reef is the Waterpocket Fold. This massive fold in the earth stretches for over ninety miles in the form of parallel ridges that rise from the desert floor. The exposed edges of the uplift have eroded into a slick rock jungle of domes, cliffs, and twisting canyons.

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