Capitol Dome

Capitol Dome

The "tourists" view of the Capital Dome formation in Capital Dome National Park. Taken from a pull-out along the main road. © Mike Hoyt, 30sep07.
Michael Hoyt
on Nov 28, 2007 12:43 pm
Image Type(s): Scenery
Image ID: 360850


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lcarreau - Feb 18, 2008 11:08 am - Voted 10/10


Greetings from Arizona! I have a question
in regards to the formation in this photo.
I always thought it was called "Navajo
Dome," being that it's composed of
Navajo Sandstone. Please, take a look!
I need a proper ID for this one. I think
it might be 'Golden Throne,' because I
was in that area in June 1982.
PLEASE click.
This all shows me that I need to return
to the area with a good topo map!!!
Thanks, Mike!

Michael Hoyt

Michael Hoyt - Feb 18, 2008 11:53 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Mike...

I seem to recall there was a sign depicting this as Capital Dome, but given that several months have passed and I was taking lots of pictures at the time, I could be mistaken. So, until I can confirm one way or the other, I'll leave the caption as is.

Unfortunately, I can't provide any help with the identification of the formation in your picture either.

Sorry, Mike


mountaingazelle - Feb 18, 2008 8:10 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Mike...

Many of those rock formations in the photo are known as the capitol domes so I would say it is correct. This is because each of them has somewhat of a resemblance to the U.S. Capitol Building. None of them are officially named. When viewed from other directions Capitol Dome has a much different appearance as in this Photo

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