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Old 07-04-2012, 08:04 PM   #83
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Day 11, part 3

After passing the sign...



http://www.nps.gov/care/index.htm


...coming from the west, you have several miles of scenic driving before you get to the turn-off to the Visitor's Center.













Approaching "Chimney Rock"



A better view




Near the entrance to the Visitor's Center is "The Castle" . I thought it looked more like a pipe organ pipes.




After a quick stop at the Visitor's Center we drove the "Scenic Drive". These shots are in no particular order:













A HUGE old tree in Fruita





Apparently, during heavy rains, the road must have temporary streams crossing it


















The shadows were starting to grow longer, and we still had many miles to go to get to Moab, so we had to leave Capitol Reef after only about an hour. But there were still a LOT of sights ahead of us before it got dark.

Thanks for tagging along.

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