At Capital Reef we took Utah highway 24 southeast to the eastermost extremity of Lake Powell, in the Glen Canyon National Recreation area.
Hwy 24 is also a very picturesque road. In this area the terrain becomes almost barren rock slopes with only few desert plants. Although there were no high mountain passes, the road descends into many steep and narrow canyons with switch backs climbing over ridges into adjacent canyons.
In one section the road traversed the summit of a very narrow ridge with spectacular cliffs plunging down on both sides of the highway. This road is not for those afraid of heights.
At Lake Powell there is an impressive overlook before the road crosses to the south rim of the canyon over a high steel truss bridge.
Climbing back up the plateau we drove some 85 miles for an overnight stop at the Kampark RV park in Blanding, Utah. With all the mountain driving it seemed like a long day, but only amounted to about a 260 mile drive.