The Waterpocket Fold is a geologic landform that defines Capitol Reef National Park in the southern Utah, United States. 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.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Waterpocket Fold
- "Capitol Reef: Geology". National Park Service.
- Media related to Waterpocket Fold at Wikimedia Commons
- Photo gallery of the Fold
- Geologic Maps and Images of the Waterpocket Fold, Remote sensing tutorial at USGS
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