Capitol Reef to Grand Canyon
Capitol Reef is located in Southern Utah near the northwest border of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument next to the town of Torrey, UT. Like the Staircase it is a beautiful, but isolated area. The main feature of Capitol Reef National Park and the reason for its creation is a 100-mile long monocline in the earth’s crust called Waterpocket Fold. This unique geologic feature created the colorful and picturesque canyon, buttes and cliffs that make up the park, and it is the most scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold along the Fremont River that bears the name Capitol Reef. Read the guide below to learn more.