Days Inn Capitol Reef
Travel Blogs from Torrey
... 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 ...
... Our destination is Torrey, just west of the entrance to Capitol Reef National Park. With five national parks, Utah has more than any other state except California (nine) and Alaska (eight). We’ll visit four of Utah’s five National Parks on this trip, and two of the four in Colorado. One thing you notice in the parks is the absolute absence of typical city noise. Other than an ooh or ah from gobsmacked tourists, these places ...
... bit; looked to see if we could make some stepping stones; felt aggrieved that a local house wasn't prepared to lose a couple of feet from the end of their land to support the trail (there was strong fencing and Private Land No Entry notices so I think that's a no then) and decided to return to the car and continue our journey.
Last time we drove here we had no real idea just how amazing the road was. Knowing made me slightly nervous at the ...
... on the cross country or show jumping course by diagonally crossing two red flags on the jump? THAT. They diagonally cross two red flags and stick them on the back of the cattle sign, so they wave out the top of it. Makes the sign harder to miss.
During the course of my drive today, I discovered that those two waving red flags are code for, "We have turned our cattle out to graze this major highway today. Please try not to hit ...
... to eat to be served alcohol, but all restaurants have a license. Far more plentiful are Churches to Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints!
Returning to Torrey, the way back we passed a field of buffalo and Smokey and his mate ... probably the nearest we'll get to a bear this trip!
The afternoon sun was lighting up the ...
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