Day 24: Capital Reef National Park ( part 2 )

The road in the Capital Reef National Park snaked along the massive, 160 kilometers long wall of Capital Reef rock up the mountains in a series of long and lazy s-spins.

The paved road ended giving way to the dust road of the Capital Gorge. The road was rough but passable. In the end you arrive at the gravel parking area. Here the walking trail started.

Hiking along the wash at the very end of Capital Gorge. We followed the dry creek bed. Passed the old petroglyphs written on the walls and the Pioneer Register - a place with a series of names and dates of people traveling through the canyon from the later 1800´s and early 1900´s. We had no rush, stopped frequently and had plenty of time to admire the natural beauty around us.