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Utah 2018: Canyonlands National Park

Grand View Point Overlook, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

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Utah 2018: Capitol Reef National Park

View from Capitol Reef Visitor Center

The Grand Wash is a gorge that cuts through the upper portion of the Waterpocket Fold in Capitol Reef National Park. The fold is a buckle in the earth’s surface and runs north-south for one hundred miles from Thousand Lake Mountain to Lake Powell. Along the fold, rocks have been pushed upward and erosion has cut deep, narrow canyons and interesting formations. Continue reading