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Waterpocket fold view

The Waterpocket Fold is a geologic landform that defines Capitol Reef National Park in the western United States. This monoclinal fold extends for slightly over 100 miles in the desert of central Utah. It can be seen via three scenic routes in the park. One route leads to a famous landmark known as the Golden Throne. This landmark is covered in golden sandstone that gives it its name. The Waterpocket Fold lies east of the town of Torrey, three miles west and just southeast of the Middle Desert. This area is prized for hiking due to the scenery.

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  • Uploaded on March 22, 2008
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    by Jan Dirk van 't Wout