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