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Drive "Loop the Fold" circle

Bought inexpensive guide brochure at capital reef visitors center. Set odometer and follow loop... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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There are numerous hikes into beautiful canyons with towering rock walls. The eastern slopes of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gleason L
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100-mile Scenic Area Of Geological Ridges And Waves.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bought inexpensive guide brochure at capital reef visitors center. Set odometer and follow loop east on Rt. 24, then right on Notom-Bullfrog Rd. Note points of interest numbered in the guide. Two good slot canyons called Headquarters and Surprise just past the Burr Trail intersection....More

Thank DianePf650
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are numerous hikes into beautiful canyons with towering rock walls. The eastern slopes of this geological formation (accessed via Notom Road) is a real treat that most visitors to Capital Reef National Park never experience. The Park Visitor Center should be the first stop...More

Thank Gleason L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a bit surprised that there are so few reviews of this very unique geologic feature in Utah, but it may be because fewer people visit Capitol Reef National Park than other parks, It is also challenging to review places like the Waterpocket Fold....More

Thank Levannah
Reviewed 16 June 2017

The Waterpocket Fold is a large scale land formation that extends north to south for approximately 90 miles in southern Utah. Described as a wrinkle in the Earth's crust, the Waterpocket Fold is the central feature of the Capital Reef National Park. You can learn...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 6 May 2016

I have reviewed many of the attractions in this park separately. The Waterpocket Fold is an element in most of them. This is the one big thing that makes this park worthy of national park status. Everything else is rock formations not so very different...More

7  Thank Insouciant1
Reviewed 28 April 2016

I read a description of this geological formation ahead of time, but it's still amazing to realise the tremendous forces at work that formed it. Glad I got to see a part of it in the park.

Thank KLsWanderlust
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The hike through the narrow slot of Headquarters Canyon is impressive and lots of fun. Driving along Notom Road, the Waterpocket fold is a short distance away -- you can make out its convolutions from a distance but you must enter the folds of rock...More

5  Thank DLMS_3
Reviewed 30 October 2015

We took our time and the dirt road had just been graded, so made the drive even more enjoyable. I cannot even express how awe inspiring the views of the Waterpocket Fold are. How do you even wrap your head around how this magnificent geological...More

2  Thank Diane S
Reviewed 9 October 2015

My husband and I made a loop of the National Parks in SLC area.. We're from Portland, OR. We flew into SLC and saw Arches, Canyonlands, Monument Valley, Natural Bridges. And Capitol Reef. We loved this trip! Every Park was amazing and breathtakingly beautiful in...More

6  Thank kristenannmarie
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Notom - Bullfrog Rd. thru the Waterpocket Fold is a wonderful drive. Rock formations, sheer cliffs - around evey curve another great view. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is that the road was in desperate need of grading. It...More

2  Thank Sharon K
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