Capitol Reef is in south-central Utah’s red rock country, and was a “new” National Park for us.  Scenic highway 12 is rated the #2 most beautiful highway in the world (behind Milford, New Zealand), curving 124 miles throughout the rugged landscape of Utah. The highway took nearly four decades to build and spans the area between Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks, including Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument.  Spectacular!