We had bounced the idea around of skipping Capitol Reef to make time for Arches and Canyonlands, but ultimately decided on stopping there after cutting our trip to Bryce short.

Above: Jenni checking out the petroglyphs and pioneer registry.

Below: "The Tanks".  The Mormon settlers used these to collect and harvest rain water.


Cassidy Arch Trail: 1.5 miles straight up into the Sun.  But worth it.  

Capitol Reef was the first paid campsite that we've ever stayed out.  After four nights of extremely primitive camping it felt like a 4 star hotel.  We had an amazing host and even had a farmhouse with fresh scones and coffee.  Not bad for a last minute decision....