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Journeys Through America is a nonprofit organization providing educational material for all school-aged children across the country. The program will form partnerships with local school districts to provide children with a new, interactive, educational experience integrating the history of America and its National Parks. Journeys Through America's goal is to foster a fun and adventurous learning environment that will promote altruistic growth within our children and our greater community.

Capitol Reef National Park

By Oct 6th 2010 No Comments »

Brigham Young sent settlers out to the remote corners of Utah and said,

“…make gardens, orchards, and vineyards, and render the earth so pleasant when you look upon your labors you may do so with pleasure and that angels may delight to come to visit your beautiful locations.”

The delightful oasis formed by the orchards in Capitol Reef truly reflects the picture he painted with these words. Since 1898, the lush green valley nestled in the red and white sandstone has been compared to the Garden of Eden by many visitors captivated with the idyllic setting.

I had no idea what to expect of Capitol Reef, but was surprised by its original charm.   We started at the visitors’ center and then headed towards the scenic drive. It will take a half hour or so to drive down and back but you enter a completely different world-definitely worth doing.  Along the way you pass the Grand Wash and end at the Capitol Gorge. The walls of the gorge narrow to just twenty feet wide by a few hundred feet straight up. Capitol Reef allowed us to take in its colorful canyons, view Petroglyphs and pick our own apples in a small-fee apple orchard.  It was a wide variety of sights to see, all at one beautiful park.

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