Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Capitol Reef: Notom-Bullfrog Road

Capitol Reef National Park, and the adjacent Escalante National Monument, have roads that are rated among the most scenic in North America.  On Sept. 25, we drove two of them.  First, we drove south along the top 1/3 or so of the Notom-Bullfrog road.

The road parallels Capitol Reef's waterpocket fold mountains:

We brake for hoodoos:

The road actually lies in a valley between two mountain chains, here is what the other side of the road looked like along the road:

Sometimes the road went through narrowings of the valley:

We then stopped to hike the trail at Surprise Canyon, so don't go away ...

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