Diana's RV Trip Fall 2010 travel blog

Leaving Moab - Arches NP to the right of the highway

Devil's Garden in Arches NP(in the background)....from the highway

Heading west on interstate 70 before turning toward Capitol Reef NP

BIG country

Fabulous rock formations to the northwest of Hanksville, UT

High desert....and big rocks

Near Hanksville, UT

Wow

West out of Hanksville toward Capitol Reef park

 

Interesting colors and shapes

Entering Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef

Hard to take photos while driving.....but SO interesting and changing formations!

In Capitol Reef NP

Explanation of what we're seeing....previous photo looks like the far right of...

Narrow 2-lane road through fascinating rock formations

Petroglyphs....way up high on the side of the mountain

Close-up of petroglyphs. An RV park manager tried to tell me these...

"the Castle" next to Fruita historic fruit orchards

Toward the west entrance of Capitol Reef

More red rock...

Not sure what formations....but they're so cool!

Colors of layers....and obvious erosion

At high viewpoint: looking east to Capitol Reef park.

Looking east/southeast

looking south

....just looking....beautiful!


After breakfast, I headed north to Hwy 70, then west to highway 24 and Hanksville, UT. Turned right at Hanksville and enjoyed the scenery into and through Capitol Reef National Park.

Capitol Reef is in an area called the Waterpocket Fold, a giant buckle in the earth's crust. The Fremont River runs through the fold and there is an historical Mormon farm area with a museum and fruit orchards where you can pick fruit and eat it there....for free. Pretty cool!

I stopped at the Visitor center, as I did in every park I saw, then had lunch in a nice picnic area near the farm museum.

Since it was still early in the day when I finished in Capitol Reef, I headed north to Salina, UT, where I found the Butch Cassidy RV park. The only thing that vaguely resembled the outlaw was the name of the park.



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