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Travel photo of the day: Colorful Utah rock formations

Feb. 28, 2012 at 2:48 PM ET

Submitted by Adam Jewell / UGC /
Capitol Reef National Park

Adam Jewell took this photo of Capitol Reef National Park in May 2011 while hiking the Chimney Rock Trail.

"Hoodoos and towering red rock castles are just some of the spectacular sights that delight visitors to Capitol Reef National Park," Jewell tells TODAY.com.  

Jewell captured the photo during the second year of a planned four-year road trip to all the national parks in the lower 48 states. Too often, Jewell says, Capitol Reef is overlooked because other Utah national parks such as Arches, Bryce Canyon and Zion get all the attention.

"Capitol Reef National Park features brilliantly colored rock formations along the Waterpocket Fold as well as canyon hikes, arches, natural bridges and the Fremont River," he says.

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Nearly 400 national parks can be found all across America, and feature breathtaking vistas, rock formations millions of years old, and more.

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