Capitol Reef was one of the more interesting parks we visited, and we wish we'd had more time to learn about the histories and mysteries of the area. Once we made it into the park, we stopped a few times to look at different formations and some ancient petroglyphs.
After arguing over the weird body shapes and head decorations depicted, we drove to the visitor’s center to get some answers and a map. Although we’ve come to no conclusion on the drawings, we were able to buy magnets with replica depictions.
We drove through the historic town of Fruita, where fruit groves and an abandoned school are the main attractions. Panoramic point was our first stop for a short hike. We wanted to hike to Chimney Rock but kept on driving so that we could make it to Bryce Canyon National Park before sundown.
Our visit to Capitol Reef was short, but we are glad to have seen some of the major points of interest. We will definitely be back one day to do more hiking and petroglyph deciphering.