Description Utah Capitol Reef National Park Capitol Reef National Park encloses a 100 mile long ridge of rock that was thrust up from the earth millions of year ago. The strata forced upward folded back on itself, trapping water in the process -- a 'waterpocket fold.' Erosion subsequently created marvelously-colored and wildly-varied rock formations of great beauty out of the ridge. (The 'reef' describes the barrier created by the rock while 'capitol' refers to several dome like rock formations resembling the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.)
Mark Smith, Utah Member Since June 2009 Artist Statement Over the last quarter century of photographing wildlife and nature in Rocky Mountains. and Grand Circle. I've been privileged to witness many amazing sights, and have managed to capture some of these images .