We then drove to Capital Reef National Park and it was amazing to see how much the rock and terrain changed during that drive! I need to go back and take more time at this National park. Early settlers had put in huge orchards and had made a small community here. They left it right after WWII but all the fruit trees remain as well as some of the old homes and an old school house. They were people that were use to the sea so allot of their names for things referred back to the sea.
Below is Capital Dome and was reminiscent of the Capital building of the our Nation. So the National Park was named Capital Reef in honor of the Nation's capital and the "reef " that the sea loving people who settled this land would refer to the landscape.
Snow already in these mountains and on our drive home more rain!!
I guess the tour of the National Parks is now concluded and it is back to work for me. I hope you enjoyed just a few of the many photos and the great views!!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!