Capitol Reef National Park

Cassidy Arch stretches along the crimson sandstone rocks in Capitol Reef, Utah

A Waterpocket Fold is a geologic landform characterized by a monocline or a “step-up” in the rock layers. The term water pocket is used to define basins formed when sandstone layers are eroded by water. These basins occur mostly in folds. The tilted rock layers’ continued erosion gives rise to deep canyons, … Read more

Arches National Park

Double Arches in the Arches National Park

Million years ago, the surface of an expansive salt bed underwent extreme climate changes. Debris from Ocean waters and flood were compressed into rock, and push the earth down into hollow pockets and upward into domes. Because of these conditions, faults and vertical arches formed. These arches are unique structures, and there … Read more