|| Home |||January-27th-2002|
At 7 o´clock we left the campground in Arches. The next destination should not be the Capitol Reef NP right away. We had decided on an excursion to the Dead Horse Point State Park, a small but fine State Park in the midst of the Canyonland. The park itself was rarely frequented and everything was very neat. The view of the meander of the Colorado at the overlook compensated for the detour of a 3-4 hours drive.
Then we went on to the actual destination of the day, the Capitol Reef NP. On the way there weren´t any particular sights so that we progressed quickly. Having arrived in the park, we first stopped at some remarkable points of interest, for example at a waterfall and the Capitol Dome. On a 2-miles round-trip we hiked to the Hickman Bridge and here we noticed that the sun burned very strongly today. We went briefly to the visitor center and then looked for a campground. We wanted to camp on the Thousand Lakes RV Park in Torrey since we had already read much about it in the internet. It truly is an excellent campground. For $15 (including AAA-card discoun) we got a shady site with hook-up and a beautiful view. We just ordered our menu for $10 for the Western Cookout which takes place every evening and turns out to be very opulent. Besides, the owner also bakes delicious muffins which we ordered for breakfast. All in all we found this campground, concerning service and prices, to be one of the best of its category on our trip.