This post represents another installment in the series detailing the second of our three cross-country National Parks camping trips with travel trailer in tow. At the time of this trip in 2010, our son, Ryan, was 16 and our daughter, Kyra, was 11.
When travelers are trying to come up with the five National Parks that make up Utah’s “Mighty 5,” I’ll bet Capitol Reef is usually the last one that comes to mind. Zion with the towering walls of its canyon and unique hiking experience up the Virgin River; Bryce Canyon with its fantastical hoodoos; Arches with its countless and unusual arch formations; and Canyonlands, Arches’ neighbor, with mile after mile of remote and rugged landscapes – these four are generally known for one particular feature. Capitol Reef, well, Capitol Reef is a National Park comprised of many different features, each one as intriguing as the next.