We then descended from Torrey into one of the best kept secrets in the national park system, Capitol Reef National Park. It is not nearly as crowded as places like Zion or Yosemite, but it is just as spectacular. I had never even heard of it until today, but I already want to come back and explore it more.
Even from the road the red rock landscape of Capitol Reef was breathtaking. But we didn't just see it from the road, we took a short break from riding and hiked to one of the parks most famous features, the amazing Hickman Bridge, a natural arch formed out of stone.
Hanksville does happen to have a very decent steakhouse where we dropped in for dinner. It also has a very peculiar gas station food mart that is actually built into the side of a mountain.