Distance from Escalante – 73 mi – map
Discover the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic wrinkle on earth! Located in south-central Utah in the heart of red rock country, Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden wonderland filled with cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges in the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline (a wrinkle on the earth) extending almost 100 miles. On your way you will pass the Escalante Petrified Forest State Park, Escalante Desert and Hole-In-The-Rock Road, Calf Creek Recreational Area, and the Anasazi State Park Museum. Your views and things to see on your trip Capital Reef is worth the drive all by itself.