Burr Trail Road
After a morning hiking and biking in Kodachrome Basin State Park, on the third day of the trip Dan and I headed east. We drove through Henriville and Escalante, joining the Burr Trail Road below Boulder. This road provides the only vehicle access over the Waterpocket Fold (a vast rock wrinkle nearly 100 miles long) in the Capitol Reef National Park. It was an especially scenic drive.
Oyster Shell Reef
Once we made our way down the steep switchbacks of the Fold, the Notom Road took us north to Hanksville. Now we were on Highway 95 which took us across the Colorado River near the Hite Marina. Lake Powell was so low that the Marina was high and dry.
The next stop was Blanding, the location of our lodging for the night. It had been a long haul, making the meal at the Old Tymer taste that much better.