Capitol Reef National Park

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Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park: 241,904 acres (97,971 hectares), S Utah. The park features a dome-shaped white rock, said to resemble the U.S. Capitol, and a maze of deep canyons, arches, and monoliths cut through a 100-mi (160-km) uplift, known as the Waterpocket Fold, that geologists consider unique because of its size. Proclaimed a national monument in 1937, it was designated a national park in 1971. See National Parks and Monuments (table).
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Capitol Reef National Park

Address:HC 70 Box 15
Torrey, UT 84775

Phone:435-425-3791
Fax:435-425-3026
Web: www.nps.gov/care/
Size: 241,904 acres.
Established: Proclaimed as a national monument on August 2, 1937; established as a national park on December 18, 1971.
Location:In south-central Utah on UT 24.
Facilities:Campgrounds, picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, fishing, rock climbing, auto touring, ranger-guided walks and evening programs.
Special Features:Park preserves the 100-mile-long Waterpocket Fold, an uplift of sandstone cliffs with highly colored sedimentary formations created 65 million years ago. Preserved also is rock art of the Fremont Culture and a historic Mormon settlement.

See other parks in Utah.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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