Capitol Reef National Park
During Spring Break last week, we took an overnight trip down to Capitol Reef National Park. Each spring or summer I make a list of fun things for us to do as a family. Visiting Capitol Reef has been on that list for the past 4 years. I'm so glad that we were finally able to make the trip down there. It was so fun and I loved showing our girls how beautiful this wonderful world is.
We got to Torrey, UT right around dinner time. Torrey is the closest town to the park entrance. They have about 5 motels and 4 places to eat, so make sure to plan ahead for having a place to sleep for the night.
We went to the Capitol Reef Cafe for dinner. The decor is quaint and definitely has a Southwest feel.
Most of their ingredients were locally grown. Their homemade Honey Mustard dressing was amazing! And we all loved their guacamole and chips. Their main meals were only so-so.
We headed back to our hotel (Days Inn). The girls and I went down to the pool, but it wasn't heated so we didn't stay for very long. We went to bed kind of early so we would be ready to go to the park first thing in the morning.
Capitol Reef National Park was beautiful. I love the red rock formations.
We went to the Gifford House Store and museum. It has old fashioned items you can buy, homemade soaps and lotions, a room where you can see pioneer items, and some tasty homemade treats too. They had salsas, homemade pies and ice cream. We bought chocolate and strawberry ice cream in little single serving cups and ate outside at the picnic tables. While we ate we watched the horses in the field and even made friends with a robin that kept chirping at us and got within 2 feet of us.
The last thing we saw on our way out of the park was Chimney Rock. I took an amazing panoramic photo, but it won't fit on this page. This is a runner up to that photo.
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