Today we are going to visit Capitol Reef National Park.
This is another park that is full of cliffs, canyons, rocks and wildflowers. Our first stop inside the park entrance is Twin Rocks.
Then we stopped at Chimney Rock to take more photos.
From the back side, chimney rock does not appear to be a chimney at all.
Goosenecks Point is the next stop on our drive through the park.
Not everything has a name, so here is some scenery that we photographed as we drove.
Not sure who Eph Hanks is, but he has his own tower.
I really liked this cloud, actually I think it is a contrail that is dissipating. Whatever it is, it is pretty neat.
Here is the Egyptian Temple.
Some unnamed rocks.
We stopped at Gifford House and bought a home made strawberry rhubarb pie for our dessert this evening. Sorry, but we forgot to take a photo, and had the pie eaten before we thought about taking a photo. We did take photos of the Gifford House.
We visited the tiny little Fruita Schoolhouse.
There are even petroglyphs in the park.
Karen wanted some fresh peaches, and they don’t come any fresher than picking them right off the tree.
After leaving the peach orchard we left the park and continued on Utah 24 heading towards Goblin Valley State Park. These photos are of the scenery we saw along the way.
We are going to have to make our visit to Goblin Valley State Park a quick one because there is a very threatening storm on the horizon heading our way.
The rock formations in this park almost defy explanation, (click the link about Goblin Valley State Park to read how they were formed) They sure are fascinating, like little goblins.
Hundreds of goblins…
We got back into the car and on our way before the skies opened up. The downpour only lasted 5 minutes. This the first time in our vacation that I have had to turn on the windshield wipers. We have been very fortunate that none of our plans have been spoiled due to rain.
We arrived at our hotel a few minutes later and checked into our room.
We took several hundred photos today, so if you wish to see them, you can click on this FLICKR link.
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