The Land of the Sleeping Rainbow is how the Navajo call it. A view along the Waterpocket Fold of Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, is what I’d like to present today.
Our departure from Moab with its highlights of Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park was the turning point of our vacation trip but the way back from Moab was as fascinating as getting there.
A giant wrinkle in the Earth’s crust stretches for 100 miles across south-central Utah. It was created 65 million years ago by the same forces that later uplifted the Colorado Plateau and is called the Waterpocket Fold. Capitol Reef National Park preserves this fold and its spectacular, eroded jumble of colourful cliffs, massive domes, soaring spires, stark monoliths, twisting canyons, and graceful arches. (Source: National Park Service)