Super 8 Motel - Torrey/Capitol Reef Area
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... Utah. It is 124 miles long and ends in Torrey, UT, our final destination for the day. Now one of the biggest problems with Scenic Highways is that they tend to be scenic. So if you are trying to make up for lost time, Scenic Highways tend not to help. Scenic Highway 12 is no exception. Right at the start at the intersection of UT-89 is a place in the Dixie National Forest called Red Canyon. Of course it is spectacular, and the first few miles ...
... dates as far back as 1883. Pretty neat to walk
where pioneers had walked or……rode horses, wagons and then cars.
The second day we decided to go to Cathedral Valley. The guy
at the visitor center told us that since we had a jeep we could make this trip
a loop instead of an in/out drive but we would have to cross a river but
shouldn’t be a big deal…..ok we thought we would give it a try. Well we got
... encountering them in Junction. Our daily routine after arriving at our destination for the day would be checking in, unhitching the bob trailer, unloading our bikes, resting before actually having a shower, or sometimes we would eat before showering. That day it actually included loading the bikes onto the bike rack. The bikes went onto the rack before we even checked in. Lee and Monica seemed thrilled that it was over! I had ...
... in them. However, the walk itself was really nice with good views but more importantly it made us start to feel connected with the park and once that happened everything seemed to look and feel better.
After our hike we then got back in the car to drive to some petroglyph's. These are rock art drawings done by Native Americans from approximately AD 600. The meanings of them are unknown, but what I do know is that my drawing skills would have been just ...
We had some tough climbs that day and had to push at some points. There was this one rather terrifying route. Narrow road, no shoulder or road railings with steep drops of approximately 1000ft on both sides. Scary! That section of road was called Hogback Ridge. I was not going to stop for any photos. At some point there was an unending string of sports cars travelling past us in the same direction. I should have counted how many there were. They just kept coming and coming ...