Scenic USA - Utah
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
For further detailed information, links to other related sites are provided.
Upper Mulley Twist Canyon
|Photo by Bob Fagley
Water Pocket Fold is a huge wrinkle (monocline) in the earth's crust and presented quite an obstacle for early pioneers. The 240,000 acre Capitol Reef National Park preserves this 100 mile long natural wonder. The barrier is made up of layers of red, white and brown (Wingate, Navajo) sandstone and is capped by a hard layer of Curtis rock, protecting underlying sedimentary rock from erosion.
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