Friday, April 6, 2012

Capital Reef National Park & Natural Bridges Monument Park

Capital Reef National Park & Natural Bridges Monument Park: On the Road Again Friday Apr. 6 leaving Capital Reef National Park at 7:45.

We saw two separate herds of mule deer, 12 in each herd as we were leaving the Park.

The Park continued nurturing the fruit trees planted by the early settlers.

Info about the Park says visitors can pick the fruit when it is ripe. There are apple, peach, pears and apricots trees.

Driving into the sun, so didn't get a good photo of the Capitol Dome.

We traveled on Hwy. 24. Colors continue to delight our eyes.

We see signs: open range, watch for cattle.

This is what the fields look like, I wonder what the cattle find to eat.

Next stop Goblin Valley State Park.

All kinds of goblins.

There were thousands of goblins.

Another example of erosion.

Can you see the people walking around? There were lots of families visiting the Park.

Traveled Hwy. 95, the Colorado River through the Glen Canyon.

Again the scenery was unbelievable.

Elevation is constantly changing.

Jacob's Chair.

Cheese Box Mesa. We were told Hwy. 95 was a scenic drive and indeed it was. Once again photos can't do justice.

At Natural Bridges Monument Park. Here is Sipapu Bridge. Second largest natural bridge in the world. We did not hike down to the Bridge. Space under the Bridge is 220 ft. and 268 ft. across.

Kachina Natural Bridge.

Owachomo Natural Bridge, span under the Bridge is 106 ft., width is 180 ft.

We're thrilled too get a spacious campsite at Natural Bridges Monument Park. Vault toilets but the price is right at $5.00, beautiful quiet camping area of only 13 sites. Would stay again.
Location:Torrey to Natural Bridges Monument Park, UT.

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