From LA to Moab is about 10 hours drive coming up on Google maps, quite a long drive. But at least for me, driving in this area is a pleasure in spite of the fatigue that get installed after a while. You come out of the crazy traffic of LA, cruising through towns that were once highlights on the once famous Route 66, till you reach the Mojave desert, stop for a bite to eat in Primm, NV and continue to Vegas where you can spend the night and in the morning you continue through the Virgin River canyon til you see the white Mormon temple of St George, UT. Off the highway the landscape changes and you encounter old gas stations or convenience store, some looking like taken from an archival movie.
We entered this time the amazing world of the canyons through Capitol Reef National Park. No matter how many times you have visited a park, it’s all new when you reach it, especially with the sunset light creating the magic that throw a spell upon the visitors who congregate at sunset viewing points like in a religious gathering.