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The Capitol Reef National Park is a mighty section of the Earth's crust that extends for around a hundred and sixty kilometres. The scenery of Southern Utah in the United States is like a great reef, a fantastic world of rock that originated around sixty-five million years ago when the powerful movements of the Earth created these unusual mountains. In addition to deep canyons and valleys, over the course of millions of years spectacular rock walls with numerous cliffs, towers and needles emerged. Everywhere the beautiful, warm colours of the stone make this region's natural landscape even more magnificent. Several vantage points in the relatively well-developed northern section of the park provide wonderful views across the winding course of Fremont River. Due to the valley's ingenious irrigation system the area was famous for its gardens and the special quality of its fruit.Each night the breathtaking rock world of Capitol Reef is gradually covered by a magical light until the darkness finally lays its nocturnal cloak across the fascinating rocks.