|Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 11:06 pm: ||
Just spent the weekend at Capitol Reef Ė Escalante, UT and no doubt weíll be back again to see more. Although the Park isnít as well-known as other national parks, there is no shortage of eye candy. The lack of popularity is probably due to its remote location. Plenty of dirt around for riding and hiking, with an amazing view around every corner.
Hellís Backbone is a little bridge in the middle of nowhere, yet itís a spectacular nowhere with huge drop-offs on both sides. It takes about 20 miles of dirt to get to it from either side.
We found a little gem of a campground, Sunglow, right next to Bicknell, a little town about 10 miles from the park. It was tucked in a small red rock canyon with great views, running water, and flush toilets. Only about 13 sites and we only had a few neighbors each night.
Definitely Bear country!
|Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 02:06 am: ||
That looks like a great destination. We should get a group to go out there.
When did your Uly get all that orange on it?
|Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 08:01 am: ||
Great pictures. I was through there on a cross-country trip in 2004; didn't have much time to ride the park, but at least saw it when passing though. It's on my short list of places to return to...
thanks for sharing!
(Message edited by awprior on April 26, 2012)
|Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 10:14 am: ||
Brian, The extra orange was a winter project. It's all done with rattle cans, which will leave some on Badweb shaking their heads, but it was cheap, easy to redo, and the color matched perfect! If we do a ride down their, it's got to be early or late in the summer or your tires will melt right off the rims!