"This is the least visited National Park in all of Utah, I recon" - Anonymous Old Timer
You might have heard these words before, but little can prepare you for the rugged, yet simplistic beauty of Capitol Reef NP, outside of Torrey, Utah. Not only is the terrain challenging to the meanest mechanized vehicles, but you will see fewer than a handful of visitors during your whole journey throughout the vast park. This portion of canyoneering counrty offers some of the most grueling slot canyons in the southwest, and packs a serious scenic punch as well.
The park regally sits North of lake Powell, and South of the infamous San Rafael Swell (outside of Green River, UT). Click HERE for a NPS map of the park. Visitors do not lack motivation, since this surreal land is hours from metropolitan areas, and even any major towns. The tradeoff is one of moon-like landscapes, dramatic colors, and towering desert peaks. Another good resource for area slot canyons is found HERE, at the American Southwest page.Check back later this week for more details and images from © Rodeonexis Photography…brought to you by Jeremy Weir