Capitol Reef National Park is a 90 mile break in the earth. A long time ago some tectonic plates came together and pushed up a huge wall in the middle of the state. The unique thing about the reef is that the wall is a nice clean break of land. You can see the layers of rock tilted up for miles.
After a couple of miles we wussed out and headed back to the jeep to see a few more viewpoints. The weather is still a brisk 50 degrees and strong winds don't make it any more pleasant. Another day of rain hangs over our heads threatening to make the trails a real nightmare to navigate.
Shirley takes us down the road to the farthest attraction from home. It's another short 1.5 mile hike to a natural bridge in a canyon (It's hard to see in the picture because of the background). Unfortunately for us it isn't that impressive. We are starting to get burned out on the red rock of Utah. Everything looks the same, and we have already seen two of the state's best parks.