We said goodbye to Bryce Canyon and headed to our next stop on the tour of the Utah Five, Capitol Reef National Park. The drive was long, but scenic. Our stop at this park was brief since we were en route to Moab, but still pretty awesome.
We drove to the trail head for Capital Gorge, a short hike within the park.
It was getting pretty hot so we didn’t hike all the way up to the tanks, but had it been cooler we might have. The hike through the gorge was pretty awesome.
The writings on these rocks have been here since the 1880s when the early Mormon pioneers carved their names into the sandstone.
On the way out of the park, we stopped at another pull off to see more petroglyphs.
The walk through Capitol Gorge was only 2.1 miles RT and took us roughly 1 hour at our slow pace.