Capitol Reef NP-Sulphur CreekCapitol Reef National Park is perhaps one of Utah's best kept secrets. It has that trademark Utah scenery, but its own unique flavor, and attracts fewer visitors than other National Parks in Utah. This view features a classic Capitol Reef butte, and an odd, decaying structure on the riverbank which many people have emailed and asked about. The structure as viewed here is a cross section of old riverbank reinforcement, or rip rap, probably dating from the 1970s. Obviously, the river won!
Other panoramas on this site from Capitol Reef include this panorama of a red sandstone gulch a short distance to the west. Another panorama, from the somewhat remote Cathedral Valley area, features Gypsum Sinkhole, created when an underlying gypsum plug dissolved. - Martin van Hemert