Capitol Reef National Park

July 01, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Capitol Reef National Park. Utah.

"Clearing Storm at Sunset"  |  Capitol Reef National Park

We made our way from the Escalante area to Capitol Reef via the Burr Trail and the Notom-Bullfrog backroads.  The Burr trail leads you through some stunningly vivid red canyons and meets up with the Notom-Bullfrog road near "The Switchbacks".  From the top of the switchbacks you get an unbelievable view of the entire area.  A wonderful introduction to Capitol Reef.

The SwitchbacksThe SwitchbacksCapitol Reef National Park. Utah.

"The Switchbacks" |  Capitol Reef National Park

Notem-Bullfrog RoadNotem-Bullfrog RoadCapitol Reef National Park. Utah.

Along the Notom-Bullfrog Road  | Capitol Reef National Park

There were far more hikes on our "to-do" list than we could possibly accomplish during our short stay, but we tackled as many as we could. Our evening hike to Hickman Bridge was a memorable one.

Hickman BridgeHickman BridgeCapitol Reef National Park. Utah.

"Hickman Bridge"  |  Capitol Reef National Park

The Capitol Reef area was home to the Fremont people long ago and they left behind some 800 year-old petroglyphs for us to ponder.

PetroglyphPetroglyphCapitol Reef National Park. Utah.

"Petroglyphs"  |  Capitol Reef National Park

We spent one of our days exploring the remote Cathedral Valley region of the park.  With jaw dropping vistas at every turn, I'm sure we'll spend more time out there on our next visit.

Cathedral ValleyCathedral ValleyCapitol Reef National Park. Utah.

Cathedral Valley  |  Capitol Reef National Park

Temple of the Sun and Temple of the MoonTemple of the Sun and Temple of the MoonCathedral Valley. Capitol Reef National Park. Utah.

"The Temples"  |  Temple of the Moon and Temple of the Sun, Cathedral Valley, Capitol Reef National Park

 

Cathedral ValleyCathedral ValleyCapitol Reef National Park. Utah.

"Follow Me"  |  Cathedral Valley, Capitol Reef National Park

We had a fantastic time in Capitol Reef, but as always, it was soon time to move on.  This time we were moving on to our last stop of the trip, Zion National Park. More to come...

 

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