Capital Reef National Park – Day 13 – Southwest Road Trip

This morning after a great breakfast at our B&B we took the scenic drive in Capital Reef National Park. At the end of the paved road we took the two mile dirt road, Capitol Gorge Road and then hiked the Golden Throne Trail.

Both Duke and I were glad to see the end of trail sign. 

When we got back to the car we each had a cold drink and then hiked the Capital Gorge Trail. It is relatively short and flat and we enjoyed the narrow canyon and pioneer graffiti. 

On the way out of the park we stopped to buy a pie from the friends of Capital Reef and then had a picnic lunch. 

Some friends of ours recently hiked across Utah. They mentioned a great restaurant in Boulder, Utah called Hells Backbone Grill. It is about 30 miles from where we were staying and the drive was gorgeous. We had an excellent meal. 

Now we are sitting on the front porch watching the sunset. 

Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

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