Capitol Reef: Grand Wash Scene

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    Seen along Grand Wash, a spur road off the 10 mile Scenic Drive which follows along what's known as the Waterpocket Fold.

    This fold, a giant buckle in Earth's crust, stretches across south-central Utah, is home to an eroded jumble of colorful cliffs, massive domes, soaring spires, stark monoliths, twisted canyons and graceful arches. It is also the home of the free-flowing Fremont River. There are also two unpaved spur roads, suitable for passenger vehicles, which lead into the Grand Wash and Capitol Gorge

    We visited there from Escalante, Utah, along SR 12, where we stayed for about a week, using it as a jumping off point to visit various National and State Parks, including this one, Capitol Reef National Park. (12-03-24-7560)

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