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Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park Capitol Reef National Park was established to protect the Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile long wrinkle in the earth's crust known as a monocline: a regional fold with one very steep side in an area of otherwise nearly horizontal layers. The rock layers on the west side of the Waterpocket Fold have been lifted more than 7000 feet higher than the layers on the east. All told, nearly 10,000 feet of sedimentary strata are found in the Capitol Reef area. Erosion of the tilted layers forms today's colorful canyons, cliffs, buttes and monoliths. Capitol Reef was settled by pioneers in the late 1800s, but the area remained isolated. In fact, easy road access came only with the construction of a paved Utah Highway 24 through the Fremont River Canyon in 1962.

The following outfitters offer Capitol Reef National Park trips:

Rim Mountain Bike Tours
Since 1985 Rim Tours has offered 1 Day & Multi-Day backcountry mountain bike tours in Moab and throughout southern Utah. Our destinations are spectacular, our guides are fun and experienced and the riding is what you dream about. Contact us to help plan your next vacation

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