Woke up early enough to get into the park for the sunrise. Did not turn out to be much of an event but since I was there I went ahead and took some photos. Here are a couple more.
Next I drove up the scenic drive to the very end and navigated a 2.5 mile long dirt road to come to the trailhead for my hike. This time I hiked to Capitol Rocks, the rocks the park was named after. Seems these rocks reminded the early pioneers of the domes to capitol buildings. Along the route were some petroglyphs that were too dim to even photograph. There was a section known as the pioneer register but what I would classify as pioneer graffiti (there is a photo of this) and finally the tanks. These are depressions in the rocks that fill with water, but there has not been rain here for sometime so the tanks are empty. Here are some photos from the hike.