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Waterpocket Fold, Capitol Reef National Park, Garfield County, Utah Photographer: Don DeBlieux; © 2015

POTD January 7, 2016: Waterpocket Fold, Capitol Reef National Park, Garfield County, Utah

We’re looking forward to 2016. What geology adventures will find you this year?

POTD 1-5-15 Capitol Reef National Park Garfield County

Waterpocket Fold, Capitol Reef National Park, Garfield County, Utah
Photographer: Don DeBlieux; © 2015

POTD June 3, 2014: Waterpocket Fold, Capitol Reef National Park, Garfield County, Utah

Waterpocket Fold, Capitol Reef National Park, Garfield County, Utah
Photographer: Adam Hiscock; © 2013

 

POTD May 5, 2014: Waterpocket Fold, Capitol Reef National Park, Wayne County, Utah

What a photo for Monday, Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone!

Waterpocket Fold, Capitol Reef National Park, Wayne County, Utah
Photographer: Ken Krahulec; © 2012

POTD July 8, 2013: Capitol Reef National Park, Garfield County, Utah

Capitol Reef National Park, Garfield County, Utah
Photographer: Paul Kuehne

The Waterpocket Fold affords a wonderful view of the geology of Grand Gulch. The Entrada Sandstone (reddish-orange rock on the right) and Navajo Sandstone (pale-orange rock on the left and middle distance) were formed in a desert  environment beginning about 185 million years ago in the Jurassic Period.