Third Stop: Capitol Reef National Park
Now here's where the trip becomes surreal: the 120 miles between Bryce and Capitol Reef is one of the most deserted, and at the same time most beautiful, stretches of road you'll ever drive on. You'll pass ghost towns, mesas and two other parks on your journey.
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And when you arrive at Capitol Reef (one of the least-visited parks in the entire national parks system), you'll be rewarded with a stunning view of the Waterpocket Fold, Capitol Reef's 100-mile long geologically striated cliff.