One Day In Capitol Reef National Park

One Day In Capitol Reef National Park

We spent part of the day today in Capitol Reef National Park, located about 2 1/2 hours from Bryce Canyon, and 2 1/2 hours from our next destination, Canyonlands National Park.  It was such a worthwhile stop.

We arrived at the Visitor Center after enjoying a GORGEOUS drive on Highway 12 from Bryce, watching the landscape change before our eyes.  The air was chilly, and the landscape surprisingly wooded, with the backdrop of incredible rock formations right and left.  We stopped at several scenic overlooks along the way to take in the view.  The kids got out with us on a select few of them. :)  We have very quickly learned that a vista is a vista is a vista in many cases for them, so we’re even more discerning about what overlooks are most important.

At the Visitor Center, we saw a film on Capitol Reef, and the kids received their Junior Ranger Books and requirements. We knew we didn’t have a ton of time to waste, so we headed out immediately for a hike to really get a test of the park.

Our hike was to a place called Hickman Bridge, a natural rock bridge.  The hike had a steady climb initially, but leveled off at the top a bit, before finally reaching the Bridge, as well as providing some pretty gorgeous views as we began to loop back to “Thor,” our RV.  

Off to Moab, Utah, where we’ll be for the next few nights.  Looking forward to exploring Canyonlands.


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