I know one day is not nearly enough to see all of capitol reef, however, I would like to see as much as possible, and don't mind hours of hiking. I have read through many of the other posts, about similar situations, however, it seems that most people don't want to do extensive hiking and are asking about short easy scenic hikes. I, on the other hand, don't mind spending the entire day hiking around the park.
Some background...my husband and I will be traveling in late september and intend to arrive at capitol reef around noon, coming from san francisco, with a stopover on the way. We will be staying the night at the fruita campground, and then have to head out the next day, but would like to see as much as we can in our short amount of time. There seems to be so many different suggestions about hikes, I was wondering if anyone could give me some suggestions on how much we could fit in in 6-8 hours of hiking. Any combination of hikes would be appreciated...we are ambitious and active, so bring it on ;)
Thank you much