A November 2005 trip
to Capitol Reef National Park by LA guy
Quote: Capitol Reef refers to the dome-like rock formation and the impenetrable cliffs that characterize the Waterpocket Fold in the region. However, it is much more, as the historic Fruita and the Freemont River gave ample life to this desert oasis.
Hotel | "Comfort Inn"
Comfort Inn at Torrey is the former Holiday Inn. The room we got was clean and quite spacious with two queen beds. The room also had a decent sized microwave and a refrigerator. Since we visited in the off season, the pool was closed.
There is a gas station located right beside the hotel, which made it very convenient to gas up. The gas station also has a restaurant, which opens in the summer, and a rather large convenience store. In the morning, there is also a complimentary breakfast. Included in our stay was also free wireless internet. Overall, very pleasant stay. I will stay there again.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 20, 2005
Comfort Inn at Capitol Reef
2424 Hwy 24
Torrey, Utah 84775
After arriving back at the visitor center, since we still had a few hours left, we decided instead to embark on the 1-mile hike to the Hickman Bridge. The 1- to 2-hour hike not only allowed us to see the huge Hickman Bridge. From being high up on the plateau, it was also easy to see the valley that is carved out by the Freemont River. After we hiked down the hill, we took advantage of the remaining sunlight and drove up and down Byway 12. With time, we shot more photos of the incredible scenery in the region and visited such places as a cliff wall with ancient petroglyphs and the Fruita School House.
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