We traveled North in Utah from Bryce Canyon on Route 12 and then east
on Route 24 through Capital Reef
National Park. The following photos were taken along the road
that day in late May 2004, mostly through
the windshield or side window. A few times, we stopped at an
overlook to capture a scene.
This scene is not far north of Bryce along Route 12.
Another remarkable cliff.
About half way from Bryce to Capital Reef we came to this high
place looking north. Notice the road in foreground off to the
It then turns sharp left and runs along below this high point and goes
off to the left and into the distance. My
best estimate is that the farthest section of road visible on the left
about mid photo is well over 5 miles away.
Although in the scene above vertical elements are not so noticible, the
next two shots reveals how vertical some of this landscape really was.
We did not stop at the Park in Escalante Canyon, but I think it might
Before we reached Route 24 to head east through Capital Reef we came
upon this beautiful view to the northeast
along route 12. I believe these are the Henry Mountains.
This was our initial view of Capital Reef as we turned east on route 24.
Partway through Capital Reef was this pioneer one room school house
just off the road.
As you head east through Capital Reef the rocks change colors several
Occasionally we would see an old ranch building - what an amazing place
I am not certain if I was getting hungry, but I named the next image
Ice Cream Sundae Mountain.
And this one Layer Cake Cliffs.
The next set of photos will be of Canyonlands National Park where the
Green and Colorado Rivers merge.
Next: Canyon Lands National Park