Howard Johnson Capitol Reef
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... And just beyond the turnout when we got back on the road, was an area where there was virtually no shoulder on either side of the road and we were just suspended in space between two valleys. Not so good for my fear of heights,but we were so in awe by the experience at the time, we just held on and kept going.
Once we got beyond the dropoffs, the road immediately started a steep descent. Some of the grades were 10%. And the switchbacks ...
... all the shops that claim "unique" gifts have all the same stuff. All this Native American art (made in Mexico) and stuff from China and other areas not associated with local artists. I'm still on the hunt for a few things but I have some time and perhaps another state will bring a different set of "unique gifts". Lol Staying in Provo, UT on Saturday to get some errands done. Then onto bear lake which is northern Utah before hitting the ...
... early pioneers would use these national water pools for water. The trail was interesting because we had to do a little climbing on the rocks. Rock stacks of hoodoos marked the trail. After walking this trail and driving out, we had a late lunch. We then drove back up Capitol Gorge Road and the Scenic Drive, pulling out to take pictures. We visited the Pioneer/Mormon village of Fruita (named that because ...
... different rock types were incredible and so intricate. Outside, in the rain, were some of their buildings, or the floor plan of them. But only a small part has been excavated so they don't ruin the rest of it. It is all underground, partly because over time it has been covered, but also because a lot of their dwellings were dug into the ground and they accessed them by a ladder through the roof/surface.
We were going to have lunch opposite, but it was closed so ...
... 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 ...