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Capital Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park was designated a Gold Tier “International Dark Sky Park” by the International Dark-Sky Association. It is an elongated region, stretching across 60 miles (97 km) from north to south and only about 6 miles (10 km) wide, covering the majority of the long up-thrust formation called the Waterpocket Fold. The name of the…read more »

Capitol Reef National Park was designated a Gold Tier “International Dark Sky Park” by the International Dark-Sky Association. It is an elongated region, stretching across 60 miles (97 km) from north to south and only about 6 miles (10 km) wide, covering the majority of the long up-thrust formation called the Waterpocket Fold. The name of the park comes from the dome-like formations of  bright Navajo Sandstone cliffs, which look similar to domes on capitol buildings.

Deborah Byrd