Capitol Reef National Park
Triassic sedimentary rock formations exposed in cliffs at Capitol Reef National Park, from bottom to top: Moenkopi Formation (brown, layered siltstone cliffs), Chinle Formation (bluish- to multi-colored, shale-dominated slope). The Jurassic Wingate Sandstone is the red, massive cliff-forming unit at the top. This exposure is along Utah Highway 24 between Torrey and the Capitol Reef Visitor Center.

Click here to see a stratigraphic chart for Capitol Reef National Park. Primary sources used for interpretation on this website include Morris and others (2000) and a geologic map by Billingsley and others (1987); see selected references.
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Last modified: 11/22/2010