Boardwalk leads visitors under filtered sunlight by Freemont Culture Petroglyphs who occupied today’s Capitol Reef National ParkFremont River Petroglyph Boardwalk No. 1Traveling along Utah Scenic State route 24 which follows the Fremont River through Capitol Reef National Park, visitors can explore petroglyphs from the Fremont Culture along the Hickman Bridge Trail and boardwalk under filtered sunlight.
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Another amazing park located in Southern Utah is Capitol Reef National Park. FDR designated Capitol Reef as a national monument in 1937 and a national park in 1971. Naming Capitol Reef arose from the Navajo Sandstone which caps many of the geologic structures, much like the domes of many capitol buildings. Reef refers to land barrier formed by the rugged terrain, drawing reference to coral reefs which inhibit sea travel. Another park feature entails the Native American petroglyphs located along the Fremont River. Utah’s Scenic Byway 24 provides easy access to Capitol Reef National park which highlights the rugged Waterpocket Fold.
Castle Rock & Navajo Point along Utah Scenic Byway 24 as the road winds through Capitol Reef National ParkA road cut through white Navajo Sandstone layers was Utah Scenic Byway 24 winds through Capitol Reef National ParkA road cut through white Navajo Sandstone layers was Utah Scenic Byway 24 winds through Capitol Reef National ParkBoardwalk leads visitors under filtered sunlight by Freemont Culture Petroglyphs who occupied today’s Capitol Reef National ParkBoardwalk leads visitors under filtered sunlight by Freemont Culture Petroglyphs who occupied today’s Capitol Reef National Park

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Keywords:Capitol Reef National Park, Navajo Sandstone, Utah, Utah Scenic Byway 24, Waterpocket Fold, petroglyphs