Waterpocket Fold

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Coordinates: 38°01′18″N 111°07′14″W / 38.02167°N 111.12056°W / 38.02167; -111.12056

Waterpocket Fold – Looking south from the Strike Valley Overlook
Aerial view of Waterpocket Fold

The Waterpocket Fold is a geologic landform that defines Capitol Reef National Park in the southern Utah, United States.[1] This monoclinal fold extends for nearly 100 miles (160 km) in the semi-arid plateau of central part of the state. It can be seen via three scenic routes in the park. One route leads to a famous landmark known as the Golden Throne. This landmark is covered in golden sandstone that gives it its name. The Waterpocket Fold lies east of the town of Torrey, 3 miles (4.8 km) west and just southeast of the Middle Desert. This area is prized for its scenic hiking.[2]

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West face of Waterpocket fold – Looking north from Miners Mountain