The Capitol Reef National Park is a mighty section of the Earth's crust that extends for around 160 kilometres. The scenery in southcentral Utah, in the United States, is like a great reef, a fantastic world of rock that originated around 65 million years ago when the powerful movement of the Earth created these unusual mountains.
In addition to deep canyons and valleys, over the course of millions of years, spectacular rock walls with numerous cliffs, towers and needles emerged. Everywhere, the beautiful warm colors of the stone make this region's natural landscape even more magnificent.
Several vantage points in the relatively well-developed northern section of the park provide wonderful views across the winding course of Fremont River.
Due to the valley’s ingenious irrigation system, the area was famous for its gardens and the special quality of its fruit.
Each night, the breathtaking rock world of Capitol Reef is gradually covered by a magical light until the darkness finally lays its nocturnal cloak across the fascinating rocks.