Monday – October 20, 2014
Capitol Reef National Park
Again, the warm, sunny weather continues with the temperature in the mid-seventies. It is time to move on and view another scenic wonder that the state of Utah has to offer.
We departed Goosenecks State Park in Mexican Hat, Utah at 11:00 a.m.
Our Travel Route:
East on Utah highway 316
South on Utah highway 261
East on U.S. highway 163
North on Utah highway 95
West on Utah highway 24 to Capitol Reef National Park
We arrived at the Fruita Campground in Capitol Reef National Park at 4:20 p.m. Unfortunately, the 71-site campground was full and the campground host was kind enough to direct us to a BLM area, at milepost 73 on Utah highway 24, where we could boondock camp for free. Free is Good! Several other campers were there when we arrived and we were fortunate to find a nice secluded spot to set up our Casita trailer.
Dispersed, free camping on BLM land suits us just fine. We are self-contained with an 80-watt solar panel and a Honda 2000Eui we use to supply our electrical requirements. We have four water containers that hold a total of 22 gallons plus the 25-gallon water tank in our trailer. We are only six miles from the Visitor Center where we can refill our water containers and we can dump our tanks at the dump station in the Fruita campground for a $5.00 fee. So... life is good and we are happy campers!
Camping Fee: Free
Total miles traveled today: 220
Tomorrow another adventure begins.