Geology Fieldnotes: Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Annabelle Foos, University of Akron Geology Department

This Capitol Reef National Park site contains park geology information, park maps, photographs, visitor information, and a teacher feature (resources for teaching geology with National Park examples). Geologic data includes descriptions of the Waterpocket Fold, a monocline formed in the Laramide Orogeny and made of sedimentary rock. Also covered is erosion, and details about the Cathedral Valley outcrop of gypsum. This formation is Permian to Cretaceous in age (270-80 million years old).

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Tectonics, Structural Geology, Historical Geology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Maps
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)
Focus on the Cretaceous: Tectonics, Places-Cretaceous Geology, Magmatism, Paleogeography
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Structural Geology, Geomorphology, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Early Earth, Plate Tectonics