After which we made our way south to Calf Creek Falls and hiked the 7.2 miles (round trip) to go see the falls. While it was a bit of a hike, it was well worth the walk. Photos from the trip down there as we passed through Dixie National Park:
We then headed back to Boulder and had lunch at Burr Trail Grill. That was some fine eats! Once we left there we made the trek back to the Capitol Reef area via the Burr Trail. This started out as a paved road through some pretty areas:
Through some random construction (It was kind of neat, they just wave you through and tell you not to run into the heavy equipment. There was a few point where they had us go through some ‘mud’ areas that the water truck had just went over nearly creating a bog like quick sand mix. That made it real fun! After that, we kept on rocking on the paved road back to highway 24:
Old Uranium Mine that was claimed in 1904. The products from this mine were used to “Cure Arthritis” by placing the radio active dust either in your food, or by wrapping it up in little pouches and placing them on the joints:
Tomorrow we say Goodbye to the Capitol Reef area, and head on back to CO. Hopefully it’ll be a little less windy for us!