Share Our World: Capitol Reef Scenic Drive

After our hike in Grand Wash we went on a the Capital Reef Scenic drive before we stopped and got ice cream and pie at a local place before having lunch and relaxing in Doc Inglesby picnic grove.


Here is a map. I highlighted the part of the drive we did in yellow and circled the Grand Wash Hike in red. They intersect. Sometime it would be fun to hike to the scenic drive.

Candy Canes

Officially these are Moenkopi Formations, @jarvie called them candy cane which I like cause they look like that. The are 225 million years old rock and are:

thin beds of reddish-brown shale that were formed from silt and clay that came to rest in the quiet waters of lagoons, mud flats, and costal flood plains.

Navajo Formation

The Navajo Formation is over 1,400 feet (427 m) in places. Its white, rounded domes, reminiscent of the nation's capitol building, inspired part of the name for Capitol Reef. Prospectors with seafaring experience viewed this monocline as a barrier to transportation, and supplied the nautical term "reef"

NPS Capitol Reef: Guide to the Scenic Drive

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