Moab to Capitol Reef National Park

Busy day today….  After a yummy breakfast bagel at Sweet Cravings in Moab we stopped at Dead Horse Point State Park.  What fabulous views of Canyonlands and the Colorado River.

camera  Additional photos of Dead Horse Point (10).

David and Trisha at Dead Horse Point State Park; Colorado River in the background

David and Trisha at Dead Horse Point State Park; Colorado River in the background

From there we toured the bizarre formations at Goblin Valley State Park,

Goblin Valley State Park

Goblin Valley State Park

a side trip that included a few minutes of black-out conditions in a dust storm.

Dust storm; view through our windshield

Dust storm; view through our windshield

camera  Here are some additional photos from Goblin Valley (16).

On the way to Capitol Reef we were treated to truly unearthly landscapes along Highway 24 near Hanksville, UT.  The day ended with a few miles of preliminary reconnoitering of Capitol Reef in anticipation of tomorrow’s  full day tour of the park.  Our humble room at the Best Western includes another stunning vista off the back patio:

Best Western Motel, six miles from Capitol Reef National park

View from patio of our room at the Best Western Motel, six miles of Capitol Reef National
park

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