We camped on the Halls Crossing side of Lake Powell and we had plans to take the ferry to the other side to spend the day exploring Capitol Reef National Park. The ferry was broken, so we had to adjust our plans. We wanted to be in Green River that night to claim our KOA and hotel reservations, so we planned a more relaxing and scenic day.
We took highway 276 back to highway 95 and headed north to pick up highway 276 again on the other side of Lake Powell, heading around the lake via the pavement instead of the ferry. We had an interesting stop in Ticaboo for lunch and then we got off of the pavement to take the easy Burr Trail road up to Oyster Shell Road. We ended up going into the park from the east.
The scenery was amazing. We were in a geological fold of stone with the huge reef beside us and mountains to the other side. It was a great drive. There were lots of people out hiking in the heat, so we definitely didn't have the place to ourselves.
It was a fairly quick trip and we soon found ourselves on pavement. We headed north to Notom.