Capitol Gorge and the Goosenecks of Capitol Reef

I'm on a bit of a Capitol Reef spree right now.  I've seen my fair share of it, but have plenty left that I haven't seen. At the end of the scenic drive, the road turns to dirt and you are now in Capitol Gorge.  The road is in pretty good condition and you should…

Searching for Petroglyphs in Capitol Reef

I've driven through Capitol Reef quite a few times and always saw the signs for the petroglyphs, but never stopped.  This time I had to.  I couldn't keep passing it.  I hadn't even seen petroglyphs yet and it was September already.  There is a parking lot with a boardwalk along the canyon wall with all…

Goblin Valley, a Grown Up Playground

There are affiliate links in here.   Goblin Valley State Park in Utah is the perfect side stop on a southwest US road trip.  It's much less visited than the nearby national parks and can be visited in just a few hours on your way to other parks, like Capitol Reef or Lake Powell from Moab. …

A Scenic Drive in Capitol Reef

)So, things might be a little order here, but they're here, so that's all that matters, right?  I thought so.  The drive from Bullfrog to Bryce Canyon is pretty scenic.  It takes you through the northern section of Capitol Reef National Park , the Dixie National Forest, and Grand Staircase Escalante, with Red Canyon on the other…

A Drive Through the Dixie National Forest

I didn't know about the Dixie National Forest until I was in it.  This happens to me a lot.  On our way to Bryce Canyon we took Scenic Byway 12 through the Dixie forest and Grand Staircase Escalante.  There were scenic view areas overlooking Capitol Reef and the canyons and forest below. The forest is full…

Pedestal Alley: The Perfect Afternoon Hike Near Bullfrog, Utah

It was a coolish morning, as coolish as the desert can be in May, and I was off to explore Pedestal Alley on Burr Trail.  There is parking on the left side of the road across from the trailhead, which is marked with a sign, on the right.  The trail basically follows a wash and…