I spent the last few days at Capitol Reef National Park. I planned this adventure after investigating online, guessing that the fall colors would be in bloom along the Fremont River and in the canyons near Capitol Reef. I wasn’t disappointed. When I make a decision to go out for photo “shoot”, I tend to pour over images taken by other photographers to see if I can guess at the best time of year, and the best week of the year. Late October was my guess.
This past weekend in Capitol Reef was spectacular. My favorite locations included near the Visitor Center, along the Fremont River, and in the orchards. Apples are free for the eating in the orchard.
What to do in Capitol Reef
- Get out and STAY OUT
- Get up early, go for a hike (Spring Creek)
- Take the drive to the Grand Wash and Capitol Wash.
- Spend time in the Visitors Center, watch the film during the harsh light of noon.
- Since the walls of the canyons are close together, I prefer the south-facing color late day
- Wait for clouds
- Best time of day: IMHO: 3:30-5:30
- Capitol Reef, Part 1: Scenic Drive, Grand Wash, and Capitol Gorge (anotherwalkinthepark.wordpress.com)
- Capitol Reef, Part 2: Spring Canyon, More Petroglyphs, and Rainbows (anotherwalkinthepark.wordpress.com)
- Sulphur Creek River Hike in Capitol Reef National Park (justgoplaces.me)
- my next blog: Zion National Park, fall colors