After arriving in the area in the afternoon, we took a little drive into Capitol Reef National Park in Utah. For the little time we spent on this first visit, it seemed to live up to the other four National Parks in Utah we have visited.
After getting situated in our campground, we made a trip to Capitol Reef National Park. We went through the small town of Torrey and then the red rocks showed up in all their glory. Linda drove and I snapped a few shots through the windshield.
We entered the National Park about six miles from the campground and then it was another six miles to the Visitors Center.
There is no fee station or entrance kiosk for the park. The only fee is a self-pay for the Scenic Drive.
We went in and, as usual, we watched the orientation movie. When the movie was over, curtains open to the view of the rocks across the road.
After picking up some maps, we headed back toward the campground.
On the way back, we made one stop at Panorama Point right off Utah Hwy 24 and took a few more photos.
Looking east with the snow-capped Henry Mountains in the distance.
Looking northwest toward Chimney Rock.
And looking northeast.
Capitol Reef is our fifth of the five National Parks in Utah, and our initial impressions are pretty good so far