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  Capitol Reef National Park is defined by the Waterpocket Fold: a 100 mile long uplift of 7000 feet in the Earth’s crust that exposed a huge range of rainbow-colored rock layers deposited between 300 million and 100 million years ago, which is seen in the distance in this pre-dawn panorama.

At the Goosenecks, meandering Sulfur Creek cut deeply into the deep red Moenkopi sandstone to form a 800 feet deep canyon with sheer walls, reveling a floor of White Rim Sandstone and Kaibab Limestone. If you are afraid of heights you may be a little nervous because of the drop-off, but the viewpoint, a short distance from the parking area, is very safe with a guardrail, provided that you don't step down to photograph from the edge as I did.