|Highway 12 from Bryce to Capitol Reef is an amazing road passing through some of the most spectactular, remote country. We pulled the car over so many times to check out the view. Capitol Reef is basically a 100 mile long ripple in the earths surface - The Waterpocket Fold. It was called a reef not because it used to be under water but because the sheer cliffs were a massive barrier to travel. We camped in the area of an old settler village called Fruita. It was full of orchards and the trees looked great in their autumn colours. That night we had 21 mule deer walk right through our camp. We had planned a hike for the following morning but unfortunately it was raining so we packed up camp and went for a scenic drive instead. The road follows the Fremont River which carves its way through the centre of the reef.