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A Visit to Capitol Reef National Park - June 18 & 19, 2011


Some other pages at this site:

Antelope Canyon AZ
Arches National Park, UT
Bodie Ghost Town, CA
Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
Canyon de Chelly, AZ
Canyonlands National Park, UT
Devils Tower National Monument, WY
Glacier National Park, MT
Goblin Valley State Park, UT
Hanging Lake, CO
Kodachrome Basin State Park, UT
Mesa Verde National Park, CO
Mono Lake, CA
Mt Rainier National Park, WA
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
The Grand Tetons National Park, WY
Valley of Fire State Park, NV
Yellowstone National Park, WY

Yosemite National Park, CA

Zion National Park, UT

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
Caverns of Sonora, TX
Luray Caverns, VA
Jewel & Wind Cave, SD
Mammoth Cave National Park, KY



I made a 111 day trip across the US & Canada during the summer of 2011. On the trip I visited 20 National Parks & 40 State Parks. During the trip I spent two days at Capitol Reef National Park. The park gets its name (and reason for being) from a 100 mile warp in the Earth's crust, the Waterpocket Fold. Lots to see, some wonderful hikes, and dry camping at the Fruita Campground. There are full hookup campgrounds in near by Torrey.

If you visit at the right time of year, there is fresh fruit for the picking within the park. Some photos:

Capitol Reef National Park
Gooseneck Bend, Capitol Reef National Park, UT
Gifford Homestead
The Campground
Capitol Reef National Park
Gooseneck Bend, Capitol Reef National Park, UT
Gifford Homestead
The Fruita Campground
Hike to Hickman Bridge
Hickman Bridge
Hickman Bridge
Hickman Bridge
Hike to Hickman Bridge
Hickman Bridge
Hickman Bridge
Hickman Bridge
Mormon School House
Gooseneck Bend, Capitol Reef National Park, UT
Along the Scenic Drive
Capitol Gorge Road
Mormon School House
Inside Mormon School House
Along the Scenic Drive
Capitol Gorge Road
Petroglyphs
Pectol's Pyramid
Pectol's Pyramid
Pectol's Pyramid
Petroglyphs at Fruita
Pectol's Pyramid
Pectol's Pyramid
Pectol's Pyramid

 

 

 

 

 


 

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