Capitol Reef National Park

We came down SR-24 from the east and stopped at the visitor center, then we took the Scenic Drive down to the Grand Wash trail.

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We stopped at the Gifford House on Scenic Drive to get some ice cream. They have fresh pies and cookies you can purchase as well, plus handmade household items. They were out of cookies by the time we got there. They only get so much delivered fresh each day.
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This Robin was so used to people feeding him, that he had no fear. He walked along the table trying to get close to our food and the pie the people at the lady. She jumped up when he got too close, but the husband shooed the bird away. He didn’t go far.
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Sign at the Gifford House.
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Grand Wash
Do Not Enter If
Storm Threatening!

Thank goodness it was a clear day!
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A lot of the rock walls had holes in them from flash floods sweeping through and carving out tunnels within the rock face. How cool is that?
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Nice little resting spot!
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Kevin and Bryce both found another perfect resting spot!
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The canyon was pretty wide at the beginning of the trail.
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The way became more narrow as we went.
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This was the most narrow part we found. It was nice to be in the shade for a while, too!
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On our way back to the car, I took a pic of the overhang we had to walk under.

We weren’t at Capitol Reef for very long, but it was enough for us to appreciate the beauty of the place. This park didn’t have as much red rock as the other two. I’d love to go back and hike a few of the other trails someday.

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