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Capitol Reef National Park

and Utah 12 Scenic Byway

Capitol Reef National Park

Our route from Moab to Bryce Canyon took us through Capitol Reef National Park and along Utah 12 Scenic Byway.  The driving was easy and the scenery spectacular.  We stopped at Capitol Reef to view the pictographs and take a leisurely walk along the riverbank.

Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef

There were many pictographs on the cliffs, and a walkway leading up to the viewpoint.  We have always been very impressed by the excellent quality of the American National Parks and the standard of their viewpoints.  Frequently the visitor is provided with information boards and sometimes a Ranger is around the area to give you personal and helpful information and answer your questions.  The National Park Authority should be very proud of the way they look after their parks and the way they cater for their visitors.  I am always amazed that an annual subscription covers admission to all parks for the subscriber, his car and three passengers.  This currently costs $80US and can be purchased on line or by phone.  I use the phone as it is much easier.  Google for details.

Capitol Reef

Utah 12 Scenic Byway

Utah Scenic Route 12

Utah Scenic Route 12 covers diverse landscapes, from forest to mountains to scrub land and red rocks and bluffs.  These aspens, sagebrush and pines were between Capitol Reef and Boulder.

Utah Scenic Route 12

 At Boulder Mountain we encountered snow at 9,600 feet.  We also found bear tracks in the snow!

Boulder Mountain

Boulder Mountain

Utah Scenic Route 12

Utah Scenic Route 12

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On to Bryce Canyon National Park