After leaving Hanksville, we continued westward on Hwy 24 to Capitol Reef National Park. We drove through mile after mile of scrub land, hills and mountains and a few small towns but again, mainly a whole lot of nothing.
We came up on this sign in the first picture, and as you can see, there is literally NOTHING as far as the eye can see.
A bit further, the road started winding through these mounds of rock. It looked as though huge truckloads of rock were just dumped in a hit or miss fashion. And in the middle of it all, there was this old cement truck that had been there for who knows how long. I love the yellow of the old truck against the stark gray of the ground and hills.
Finally, we made it to Capitol Reef National Park in Utah. This park is a real beauty. And as you can see in the photo below, you won’t find much out here. We did find a small town on the west side of the park in eat and get a motel. A storm passed through turning the sky a gorgeous red and pink. This photo was taken after the sun set, the blue clouds and sky contrasting nicely with the reds of the rock.