Wednesday, June 14th ~ Scenic Byway 12
Today we departed our nest at Kodachrome Basin, and headed toward our next stop in Torrey, Utah where we plan on staying two nights to visit and explore Capitol Reef National Park.
Scenic Byway 12 runs between Highway 89 just before it reaches Panguitch (if coming from the south) and spans 124 miles through some very remote, rugged and diverse landscape before ending at Highway 24 in Torrey.
There is a handy route guide that will help identify spots and scenic vistas along the way. We picked one up free at one of the visitors centers. You can also get more information at http://www.scenicbyway12.com
We actually passed through the Red Canyon a few days earlier, when traveling from Zion to Bryce, but I wanted to include it in this post as well to complete the drive highlights.
Overnight: Sandcreek RV Park, Torrey, Utah
GRATITUDE MOMENT: Today I am grateful that the land along this route is for the most part public lands, meaning it belongs to all of us. It is maintained by different state and federal agencies, including Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, and the Utah State Parks. May it long be protected for future generations to enjoy as well!