National Park is a long skinny park
that follows the Waterpocket Fold.
The north area is the Cathedral
Valley Area, which can be
accessed by two different rough dirt
roads that are over 15 miles long.
This make this area a nice round
trip on all dirt road. This
road keeps the people away and you
could have the area to yourself.
You could photograph Temples of the
Sun and Temples of the Moon at
sunrise or sunset. The
Cathedral Valley area have some
beautiful rock castles to
photograph. Upper and
lower south desert overlook over
area of the park is where the
visitor center is and where most
people go. North of the
visitor center is the massive Castle
The roads are blacktop and the
scenic drive will take you to the
Egyption Temple, Golden Throne and a
view of the Capital Dome. You
will also go past the Gifford Farm
House where in July and August you
can pick apples off the fruit tress.
There is also some large mule deer's
that like to hang around the trees.
The Old fruita school house is in
the Fruita Historical District.
There is also Pertroglyps and the Behunin cabin
The south end
of the park can be accessed by Notom
Bullfrog dirt road or the Burr
Trail. The best way is going
south out of Torrey Utah on highway
12 which a very scenic road in
itself to Boulder Utah and from
there head east on the Burr Trail.
The strike Valley Overlook, up the Muley twist canyon make a
nice landscape photo.
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