Torrey Schoolhouse B&B Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... br> Our first full day there we went into Capitol Reef NP. We
drove the scenic drive down to the end where we hiked Capitol Gorge. This trail
was the original entrance into Capitol Reef.
We passed some petroglyphs (yes I took pictures), saw what they call the
Pioneer Registry which today we would call graffiti. The Pioneer Registry is
where people passing thru scratched their name and date of travel thru this
gorge (see graffiti). ...
... to Moab. The way to Maob was through the Capitol Reef National Park. This park has huge red rock and grey rock and gold colored rock bluffs that do sort of look like reefs. Lovely scenery. At the beginning of the gorge next to the Fremont River was the tiny old town of Fruita - started by Morman farmers in about 1879. The community at its largest was ...
... was locked we could see how it was set up, even with the same desks that I had in Year 7 at school.
We stopped at the petroglyph panel to see the carvings made by the Indians. They are so intricate yet small. Part of the panel broke off a number of years ago. I'm so pleased that we have been able to see some of them. By the time we got back to the car, despite our wet weather jackets, we were quite wet, so this put a stop to us going on the hike to see the Hickman ...
... on in and out the other side. And inside, the rock formations were a sight to see. I will let the photos speak for me. There are not a lot of roads to drive, but there are a lot of places to stop and view the formations, and they have a really nice picnic area in the center of the park where everyone in the park decided to stop for a picnic lunch. Beamer enjoyed the plush green grassy areas.
After touring ...
... is at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin and Mojave Desert regions. Zion was established as a National Park in 1919, and expanded in 1956 to include the Kolob Canyons area. With nearly three million visitors a year, Zion is the most heavily used of Utah's five National Parks. It seems most of the three million visitors have chosen to see the park today. The place is filled to the rafters, though it's difficult imagining rafters ...