Capitol Reef was the last national park full of big rocks that we visited on this trip. We arrived in Torrey, UT, the evening before, and had a memorable dinner at Café Diablo – five-star cuisine in a one-horse town (good wine list, too – we had an excellent bottle of Malbec at a very reasonable price).
In the park the next morning, we took the ranger’s advice: drove about 12 miles down a dirt road, parked, and walked a couple of miles into a canyon. Enrico climbed up to see the “tanks” (natural pools in the stone), but I was too hot and tired – was glad to find some shade and just sit and enjoy the breeze.
That was when I decided I’d seen enough rocks and it was time to go home.