September In Torrey Drive
by Eric and Kathy Kankainen
SCENIC BYWAYS to BRYCE and CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARKS
Itinerary for Sept 27-29: Target - Peak Fall Foliage for Aspens
Friday: leave SLC at 9 am from Harmon’s in Draper – take I-15 to Payson, pit stop at McDonalds then Mt Nebo Loop to Manti to Salina for lunch at Mom’s Café, then Gooseberry to Fish Lake to Koosharem to Antimony to Bryce (approx. 7.5 hrs + lunch (320 mi)). Check in to Motels then optional (on your own) park drive before dinner at Ruby’s Inn 7:30 pm.
Saturday: Meet 9 am at Ruby’s Inn. South on Bryce Park Drive to end and back for lunch at Bryce Canyon Lodge. Next All-American Highway 12 thru Escalante to Boulder (optional Burr Trail Drive) to Torrey (approx. total 4.0 hrs + overlooks + lunch) (160 mi); siesta then early dinner (5 pm) at Rim Rock then Capitol Reef Scenic Park Drive for 1.5 hrs.
Sunday: Meet at Junction of State Road 12 & 24, take State Road #24 west to State Road #72 thru Fremont to Fremont Junction on I-70 then up State Road 10 to scenic, fun drive side trip to & back Sufco Mine then to Ferron for lunch at Millsite Golf Course then Huntington Canyon to Fairview, then State Road 89 to Thistle State Road 6 and I-15 to SLC (approx. 5.5 hrs + lunch (260 mi)).
Motels fill up early, so book your rooms for Friday & Saturday ASAP. Your own hotel choices!