Howard Johnson Capitol Reef
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- The newest National Park, Pinnacles, is in California, about 80 miles south of San Jose. It was upgraded from National Monument to National Park status in 2013.
... features; both on roads and for pedestrians. We have driven roads and stood at viewing points that in the UK would have had barriers amid a mass of safety signs but in the States there is nothing; no wall, no barrier, no signage, no lines, no warnings ... Just an edge and a very long drop. There seems to be an expectation that people aren't stupid and don't need to be told that cliff edges are dangerous or to drive carefully on mountain roads.
... but on rock it is a different story. The point is that Shafer Trail is closed and impassable. If you looked at my pictures you remember that I posted a couple showing the trail following the arroyo.
We did manage to get some beautiful pictures today. Every park we have been to is so similar and yet so different. I can imagine that as you look at the pictures you begin to think...more of the ...
... I'm still waiting for TA to add Copper Canyon to the listings for a review). These two areas were so interesting and really captured our imagination looking at the arid desert landscape and imagining the marsh, river, and sandbar scientists say were there when those dinos were roaming the area. Both of these locations require driving on dirt roads, though they were ...
... is no less spectacular. The 16.6 mile scenic drive through the park is amazing & the colours are amazing. This morning we went for a walk up one of the mountains & then along through the canyon, it looked out over the campground & the valley. Gifford Farmhouse is next to the campground & is part museum & part country store. It is dangerous to have it next door as ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed