Capital Reef is one of the lesser known parks in the National Park System. It is out of the way but well worth a visit
Two features give this park its name. The first is the white domes that resemble the dome of our nation's capital.
The second is the cliffs or "reefs" forming a barrier that made travel difficult.
Life was hard for the Mormon pioneers and they willingly sold their land to the Park Service. There remain not only restored pioneer buildings but orchards with heirloom trees nurtured by the Park Service. Visitors can eat what they like in the orchard or harvest some to take home for a fee.
Evidence of earlier cultures still remains like this granary
and these pictographs.
An easy hike took us to a low natural bridge
and the more spectacular Hickman Bridge.
You can see more of our world by going to That's My World, Tuesday, hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren and Sylvia.